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It is such a beautiful place to be for everyone. My kids love it and it offers something for everyone. I ride my bike through the Chase and feel total freedom and peace. Its wildlife is first class and homes most species that one could ever want to see. I thank god that I live on the edge of the chase
I wasa born and bought up not far from the Chase and have somee very fond memories of days and weekends spent there as a child, Army Cadet, and as an adult with my own family. I live overseas now and desperately miss the Chase. Any opportunity I have to return I take. as an avid Mountain Biker it is a must in my calendar when ever I return. What a precious resource it is especially so close to the industrial wasteland of the Old South Staffs. Please don't let it go.
I love the Chase because it a precious resource which has profoundly affected the quality of my life for the better.
The threat of losing has really made me sit up, notice and appreciate it properly.
Some people however, do treat it with contempt, as evidenced by the littering and dog fouling, so I for one am going to make a pledge. Every time I visit the Chase I will leave it in a better state than I found it.
By taking a plastic bag I will collect some of the litter and bin it properly.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME. WE KNOW FROM THIS CAMPAIGN THAT TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!
The chase is something money can never buy,it is the most entertaining place around, I go there every day.There is something different to see each time and the seaons offer more than you could ever wish for.The workers and wardens do one hell of a job I take my hat off to them.
I love Cannock Chase because it is so open and full of beauty. I am so lucky to have this on my door step were i can walk my dogs and take in the lovely countryside.
As a child I lived at Milford, I spent every day of the school holidays on the chase,
climbing Spring hill, paddling at sherbrook, watching the lizards on the stones by the Sister Dora and much more. It was an idyllic childhood and one that should be preserved for future generations.
I have been going to the Chase since being a small child (I'm 50). I now live near Manchester but love to drive through, glimpsing deer if I'm lucky, on the way to visit my family. When I'm there we frequently visit the Chase with my parents' dog - lots of different terrain, wild open countryside without any commercialisation. Just perfect!
Cannock Chase is my piece of heaven. Either enjoying Birches Valley with my Grandchildren or a solitary walk with my Labrador. The Forestry do an amazing job keeping Cannock chase as beautiful as it is so why try to mend something that isn't broken - Cannock chase is for the people and should be kepyythat way.
Im 24 now and since i can remember, i have walked with my family at the chase an have many fond memories of this, it would be horrible to think that yet another corporation has got it hands on a piece of our countryside to turn it into some money making scheme....looks like the saying 'all the best things in life are free' is going to be a thing of the past, its dissapointing.
Cannock chase is an amazing place from a young age i used to go up and walk cycle and learn and from this has given me a great deal of focus and respect for nature and our own environment. now that im older i have volunteered up on the chase and surrounding natural places and from local community groups inspired me to do a degree in conservation management. i feel sorry for local people who have never found or experienced a place of such rarerity in not only the uk but the world its a rose in the crown of thorns which is cannock.
For almost 50 years, since moving to Staffordshire, I have been enjoying the natural beauty of Cannock Chase, as a child playing in the water at Seven Springs, playing hide and seek and enjoying family picnic's in the summer sunshine. Weekly visits to Cannock Chase were part of my childhood and my dear departed father would we devastated to know that the future of Cannock Chase and the freedom to roam is in jeopardy.
As an adult and to this very day I walk with my dog every weekend over the Chase(rain, hail or shine) and at any other opportunity, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wide open space and spotting the wonderful wildlife on my journey.
I lived away from Staffordshire for a short period of time and whilst I lived near the sea, nothing can compare to the all year round beauty of Cannock Chase. Forget those money eating gyms, get out and broaden your minds, inhale fresh air and enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty........for FREE!
Please keep Cannock Chase safe and alive.
I was taken to the Chase regularly as a child and have continued that tradition ever since. It's great just to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquility for an hour or two. So good for the soul!
We occasionally walk on Sutton Park when visiting the in-laws, it's just not the same with it's fences, official carparks, tarmacced paths and roads. It just doesn't feel as untouched and peaceful as the Chase.
I love the chase because as a child my day used to take us stalking the deer on long walks and sleging down the hills in the winter.later on I always took my own children down the sherbrook valley paddling in the pools and on picnics, sheging down the hills and on the brinley walk to learn the history of the great and second wars. It has to be one of the most peaceful places on this green earth
My parents and parents-in-law walked most of their lives on the Chase. My mother was stationed at RAF Hednesford during the second world war and developed a love of the Chase at that time. My father-in-law was a miner and to recuperate, after hours underground on the face often up to his waste in water, used to walk on the Chase. My father also walked on the Chase and as result became a founder member of the Wolverhampton CHA Walking Club. As a child I had many picnics, walks and good times on the Chase and when I left Cannock to go to University in Wales, then empoyment in Cornwall, Oxfordshire and Yorkshire my love of walking stayed with me, such that I wrote and had published a guide book to walking from the Irish Sea (Ravenglass) to the North Sea (Scarborough) - The North of England Way. I am hoping to walk 50 long-distance walks before I reach 85 in 26 years time! (I have done 26). Many of my best times and memories are related to walking in the countryside and in wooded areas and the seed that led to my passion for the countryside came from my early walks and adventures on Cannock Chase as a child (eg Sherbrook Valley) - that's why I love the Chase.
I love walking up the chase becuase it is a beautiful local place to get away from it all. I have been a keen walker up there for about 15 years and i still am amazed to find a new hidden corner or a new walk to a place i have yet to find. The wildlife up there is amazing and I never get bored of seeing woodpeckers, deers, kestrel, owls, buzzards and so on. I have taken a lot of friends up there and they too are blown away by its beauty. It would be a crying shame to see this amazing place taken away from us and i for one will not let that happen!
I have always gone to the Chase as we effectually call it, to take our children they always loved it, now we take our grand children and they have the same feelings for it as their parents, I took some children (my nieces) and they lived in London they could not get over seeing all that freedom with wild life and not fenced off, and to this day they still go on about it
Cannock Chase is a biologically diverse and unusual habitat which needs managing for its intrinsic worth and not its economic value.
I grew up able to go where I liked on the Chase without worrying about a thing. I want my little boy to be able to do the same.
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