Mountain Biking: Sutton Park

Sutton Coldfield

Parking is available at Tudor Hill entrance opposite Park Road near to Sutton Coldfield town centre. Parking is free.

 

Sutton Park

I don’t know a particular route around the park other than going clockwise from the car park. There are routes that cross over or under the railway track to the north where there is a picturesque lake – Bracebridge Pool. Make sure to avoid the golf course to the North East and some boggy ground in east when wet.

Cannock Chase: Mountain Bike Trails

Sherbrook Valley

Cannock Blue Route

Blue & Green Trails

Abraham’s Valley loop:
20km/12.5 miles

Seven Springs Car Park
Little Haywood
Stafford ST17 0WT

I normally park at Seven Springs car park as  this means the hardest riding uphill is at the beginning. Parking is free.

cannock-chase-mapIf you look at the map the trail starts on the right side – following the blue trail in a clock wise direction. If done quickly (for average 40 year old) it takes 2 hours with a couple of short breaks.

There are some nice drink stops (views) along the way.

Cannock Chase Visitors Centre
Marquis’s Drive
Hednesford
Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 4PW

 

Also riding from Seven Springs means half way stop at Cannock Chase Visitor Centre – where parking can be busy (although always space – but takes a while to find it when busy – so not recommended).

Sherbrook Valley

The route back from the vistor centre again has another uphill struggle but then once once done its pretty much downhill (Sherbrook Valley) all the way to the car park.

The downhill is long and away from the routes most visitors take.

I would suggest Saturdays are less busier than Sundays – week days it’s empty!

Further info here & here