J.R.R. Tolkien Trail – Cannock Chase—A 12 mile walk in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien across the Chase

Commemoration | Brocton Coppice
Dates From | 15 Sep 2015 to 15 Sep 2015

The Staffordshire J.R.R. Tolkien Trail is a series of three linked walks that cover over 30 miles of the Staffordshire Countryside on and around Cannock Chase. The walks focus on Staffordshire’s J.R.R. Tolkien connection, but also offer lots of other local history interest, great Staffordshire views and are a fantastic way to stay healthy and enjoy Staffordshire’s cultural and rural environment.

Approx. 6 hours including breaks. Bring a packed lunch and wear sensible footwear and clothing for the weather conditions.

Some of the key locations visited on this walk are:

  • Oldacre Valley and M-Lines Officer Huts
  • The Sherbrook Valley
  • Rifle Ranges
  • Marquis Drive Visitor Centre and Great War Hut
  • Commonwealth War Cemetery and German War Cemetery
  • Chase Road Corner and P-Lines Officer Huts

(Includes a guided visit to the Great War Hut at Marquis Drive)

Booking essential – Tel Penkridge Library on 01785 712916 to book a place

For further details on Staffordshire’s J.R.R. Tolkien Trail or to find out more about Tolkien in Staffordshire please contact Penkridge Library on (01785) 712916


Opening times



£ 2.00


Penkridge Library