wild camping in cannock chase?

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James1173

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Dec 29, 2013
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Marchington (staffordshire)
hi, has anyone ever been out wild camping on the chase and if so how did it go?
i know the place has its fair share of dodgy goings on what with the poachers and doggers etc and the rangers are probably on look out as such. ive been going up the chase for years but never nighted out there. i was thinking of going into one of the more out of the way areas and bashing up for the night obviously keeping a low profile.
any thoughts or comments would be much appriciated. thanks.
 

Dandaman_24

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Aug 1, 2007
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W Midlands
hi, has anyone ever been out wild camping on the chase and if so how did it go?
i know the place has its fair share of dodgy goings on what with the poachers and doggers etc and the rangers are probably on look out as such. ive been going up the chase for years but never nighted out there. i was thinking of going into one of the more out of the way areas and bashing up for the night obviously keeping a low profile.
any thoughts or comments would be much appriciated. thanks.

I have thought about it too, just make sure you get yourself put of sight and light fire that's not too big.
 

welchyd1

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Jan 4, 2011
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Wirral, Merseyside
I've done it once before and didn't get asked to move on. Just turn up late and leave early and you should be fine. Also, as dandaman says, only have a small fire.
 

Bushcraftsman

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Apr 12, 2008
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Derbyshire
We do it quite frequently. Only been told off once. As everyones said. Keep on the DL. Leave no trace. Leave early ish and you should be cool :)
 

JDCP

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Nov 2, 2005
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South Staffordshire
A word to the wise, take care on the chase as poachers have been known to use firearms or crossbows while after deer and the like...just so as you know.
 

adriatikfan

Full Member
May 23, 2010
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North Yorkshire
Poachers, doggers, pumas, rangers and tinder dry pine floor, I would bring a stable stove not light a fire.

Pumas on the Chase??

Never heard that one before.

Cannock Chase is one of my favourite places anywhere in the world. Sadly, I get to visit it only rarely these days


Best Wishes,
David
 

wardy101

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Oct 22, 2011
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west midlands
I know a few people who camp over there. I know its illegal camping and all that but if the forestry commity is allowing mountain bikers to put tracks in all through the chase then what harm is a tarp against a tree and a roll mat on the forest floor. Im interested in getting over there for a night in the next few months so could arrange a meet up for a few members if there are some local to there?
 
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Fearny84

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Apr 21, 2017
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Cannock Chase
hi, has anyone ever been out wild camping on the chase and if so how did it go?
i know the place has its fair share of dodgy goings on what with the poachers and doggers etc and the rangers are probably on look out as such. ive been going up the chase for years but never nighted out there. i was thinking of going into one of the more out of the way areas and bashing up for the night obviously keeping a low profile.
any thoughts or comments would be much appriciated. thanks.

Did you end up going? How was it? I am local to the Chase and could do with a stear as to the best places to go?
 

BootneckViking

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Nov 28, 2020
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Cannock
Lived around the cannock chase pretty mush my whole life. I'm up there all the time and where I would train before I signed up. Camped it many times and still take my son up to teach him bushcraft and wild survival. It's amazing and would highly recommend it would take the time to recce it out first it's a very large place.
 
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