Cannock Chase, waterlogged??

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Cannock Chase, waterlogged??

Postby BeaconJon » Wed Jun 20, 2007 14:14 pm

Thinking of taking a spin round Cannock Chase (follow the dog?) on Friday afternoon. Anyone know how the recent weather has effected it? I'm driving from about 35 miles away so dont really want to waste my diesel if it's waterlogged.

Ps any recommedations if I get there re trails etc? Cheers Jon

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Postby badgerwmb » Wed Jun 20, 2007 21:58 pm

i was over there a few weeks ago after a similar amount of rain and it wasn't fun.

other side of the chase shoukld be fine though, if you head over sherbrook valley way instead.

there is a concert on there this weekend, open air thing, and at least a few sections of the dog are closed sat, so i;d guess they will be closed fri too.

from chase trails website.............

04-Jun-2007
We have now had confirmation of the closure dates for the concert, they are as follows. Sections 1,2,3and4 will be closed from Monday 18th June, to Tuesday 26th June inclusive. This is due to Health and Safety considerations. A diversion will be posted. Please obey all signage. Thanks

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Postby BeaconJon » Thu Jun 21, 2007 05:15 am

Thanks for the info chaps. I think I'll give it a miss this friday as it'll be my first spin round there so I was hoping to stick to one of the easier to follow trails (FTD).

Are there any guides online for Cannocks trails??

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Postby neilb67 » Thu Jun 21, 2007 20:12 pm

Just for yor info did a lap of FTD on Monday night and it was water, water everywhere. 13 was a waterfall and 4 was its usual.. Did part of it last night and it was almost dry everywhere. But must say we only use the dog as a means to get from the pub to better trails....

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Postby BeaconJon » Fri Jun 22, 2007 05:11 am

Fair enough, I've never riden there before. Do any of you guys have advice for better trails round there?

I live in Rugby near Coventry and to be honest there's not a lot round here at all other than a couple of old railway lines.

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Postby fullywmb » Fri Jun 22, 2007 07:22 am

If you can find Sherbrook Valley, Brocton Coppice and Abrahams Valley then you are in the right place for a lot of the cheeky bits. The West Mids forum lot know it like the back of their hands, so i would try and tag along with them if you can.

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Postby fullywmb » Mon Jun 25, 2007 07:33 am

It all went well cheers Mark. My best man destroyed me in his speech, he seems to have forgotten that i'll be returning the favour in September though [}:)].
Salisbury is ok (I think it's monsoon season down here at the moment). I've not been riding for a good few weeks, as i've been so busy wrecking the house with my poor attempts at DIY [:(]. I don't think i'll be up Cannock until August either (It may have dried out by then i guess [;)])

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Postby BeaconJon » Mon Jun 25, 2007 09:18 am

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Next time your up at Chase Beacon John on a weekend day give us a shout, I'll show you some decent singletrack you can tag on to FTD.

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Hey thanks for the offer, I might take you up on it soon.

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Postby orangechimp » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:19 pm

BeaconJon, check out the godivatrailriders.org, their based in Cov, they do loads of local stuff. good bunch of lads.

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