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Tackeroo Caravan Site: Plenty of space

General

  • No-frills bike-friendly site on 10 acres of Forestry Commission land
  • In Cannock Chase, a 10-minute drive from Rugeley and the A51
  • Access to popular mountain bike paths, including Follow the Dog trail

Woods, wild terrain and some of the finest mountain biking trails in the Midlands – access to all of the above is to be had from Tackeroo Caravan Site in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This Staffordshire park, set on Forestry Commission land, has pitches spread among the tall pine, spruce and evergreen trees. It’s got a wild feel – there are no showers, toilets or facilities in general, save for some rubbish bins and a waste disposal point to empty chemical toilets (which you’re required to bring if you want to stay here). Taps are on hand for filling up your water tank and bottle.

It’s definitely worth lugging a mountain bike along on a trip to Tackeroo, which sits alongside the famed Follow The Dog trail, the Midlands’ first – and arguably still the best – dedicated mountain bike path. Outside peak camping season, the site hosts popular cycling-themed events and the area is a general hub for all things riding (head south for the Monkey Trail or north to explore Cannock Chase Country Park).

It’s also around a mile or so to Birches Valley Forest Visitor Centre, a prime place to grab some tourist info brochures, get your bearings and make a plan for exploring the area. There’s a GoApe! activity centre, a Gruffalo nature trail for families and a decent little café as well. Oh, and more mountain biking trails of course…

Please note

This campground/park has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 140 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  94% described as Bush ?

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Stunning woodland, really well spaced from other campers giving a …09/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJack G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning woodland, really well spaced from other campers giving a real feel for the nature around. The Sunday I stayed there was so few other campers I couldn’t spot them from our pitch, very peaceful indeed. The warden was very friendly too.

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Recommend09/26/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBartosz K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Just nice clean camping site

    Disliked: 

    Non

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Anonymous user

A simple site in a lovely spot09/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the simplicity and location of this site. Very warm welcome from the ranger on duty. No frills but that’s what makes this site very appealing.

    Disliked: 

    The noisy group with the Oasis themed camper van who had so much empty space to choose from but instead chose to camp right next to us and keep us awake half the night.

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Anonymous user

Pretty in nature.09/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    Wooded area,cycle tracks around,relative quiet.

    Disliked: 

    Very "buzzy "with cycling groups,lots of green spaces taken up by very,large motorhomes. Fiddly lock to enter,could do with a button code entry or digital.

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Friendly helpful chatty wardens.09/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJune M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    Peace & quiet .meeting other campers

    Disliked: 

    What's not to like.

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great getaway09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrichard l.Confirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    very peaceful this is my go to quick break i will be going again many times in the future

    Disliked: 

    books up too quick :)

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great place to stay , peace and quite, lots of …09/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlynn w.Confirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    great place to stay , peace and quite, lots of walking, kids enjoyed it

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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This is where you should stay for a base for mountain biking.08/31/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFaye H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    Perfect for the mountain bike and running trails.

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Fantastic location deep inside n the woods , great for walking / bike08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomstuart r.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    Location

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    No toilets

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Choosing our own pitch, the peacefulness even though there were …08/30/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered concrete and grass site
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    Choosing our own pitch, the peacefulness even though there were many families they were all mindful of others

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    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Location

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  • Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England, WS15 2UA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7476°N 1.9997°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Crown Bridge — 8.2 kilometres
Crown Bridge — 8.2 kilometres
Railway Station — 10.3 kilometres
Train stations
Hednesford Rail Station — 4.2 kilometres
Rugeley Town Rail Station — 4.3 kilometres
Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 98.8 kilometres
Airports
Birmingham International Airport — 37.5 kilometres
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 37.5 kilometres
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 37.6 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Once you’ve ridden around all the area’s excellent mountain biking trails several times, keep the adrenaline pumping while suspended high above the forest canopy at Go Ape Cannock (five minutes’ drive), an activity centre with almost 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings. Less energetic dawdles in the area include dog-walking and orienteering trails.

Other gentle ways to while away a day include wanders by the water at Fairoak Pools (five minutes) or fly fishing on the banks of Blithfield Reservoir (15 minutes). Amateur historians could amble around Castle Ring, an Iron Age site (15 minutes), while shoppers might prefer to dip in and out of the boutiques of Rugeley market town (10 minutes).

If stately homes appeal, navigate your way to the National Trust’s Shugborough Estate (15 minutes), a huge Georgian building with a walled garden. Into flexing your creativity? Check out Ingestre Hall, a Grade II-listed 17th-century Jacobean mansion and the UK’s only dedicated Residential Arts Centre (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop (13.6 kilometres)
  • National Memorial Arboretum (17.2 kilometres)
  • Boscobel House & the Royal Oak (18.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Shugborough Estate (5.0 kilometres)
  • Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum (14.0 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and caravan
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Tackeroo Caravan Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Tackeroo Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Tackeroo Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tackeroo Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tackeroo Caravan Site? Once you’ve ridden around all the area’s excellent mountain biking trails several times, keep the adrenaline pumping while suspended high above the forest canopy at Go Ape Cannock (five minutes’ drive), an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tackeroo Caravan Site?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tackeroo Caravan Site? From $39.49 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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