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- 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…
This 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 park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
No bachelor/bachelorette 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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Non-electric cement/asphalt and grass pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
One RV or Class B motorhome or Camper trailer or Tent or Camper allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 8.0m width x 9.0m depth (26.2ft width x 29.5ft depth) Calculated area: 72.0m² (775.0ft²)
Ground type: Cement/asphalt and grass
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Plenty of space- had our choice of the whole campsite …
location to local forest gig
Great location could be so much better with some basic facilities
Lovely forest campsite. Camping with the trees Quiet at night …
A peaceful site, perfect for walking or cycling around Cannock Chase
Will be going again
Relaxing site and being able to park anywhere
Great site !! Recommended
Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
No hot water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
- Coach stations
— 8.2 kilometres
8.2 kilometres Crown Bridge — 8.2 kilometres
8.2 kilometres Railway Station — 10.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Hednesford Rail Station
— 4.2 kilometres
4.2 kilometres Rugeley Town Rail Station — 4.3 kilometres
4.3 kilometres Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 98.8 kilometres
Birmingham International Airport
— 37.5 kilometres
37.5 kilometres Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 37.5 kilometres
37.5 kilometres Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 37.6 kilometres
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).
- Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop (13.6 kilometres)
- National Memorial Arboretum (17.2 kilometres)
- Boscobel House & the Royal Oak (18.3 kilometres)
- Shugborough Estate (5.0 kilometres)
- Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum (14.0 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|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 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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 cancelation period are only possible if the park is able to relet your unit/site.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cancellations due to COVID-19 for bookings made before 1 March 2022, can transfer deposits to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite 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 touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Tackeroo Caravan Site? From R399,29 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability