Chasewater Country Parks

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Chasewater Country Parks: Chasewater Country Park's 360 hectares of water and open space are the stage for a host of leisure activities including water skiing, sailing, angling, crazy golf and even a steam railway. There are excellent bird watching, rambling and cycling opportunities. On the south shore there is car parking, toilets and a children's play area. The park provides a home for many birds and animals where the keen naturalist can find rare habitats to visit including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Chasewater Railway

The Chasewater Railway operates heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the year, most Saturdays and certain weekdays throughout the summer.
We are located in Chasewater Country Park, just off the southbound A5 at Brownhills West and the Railway is conveniently placed for visitors from every part of the country.
The Railway is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the major visitor attractions within the Walsall, Lichfield & Cannock areas. With its policy of low-cost fares and membership fees, it offers excellent value for money for railway enthusiasts and other visitors alike.
The Railway operates passenger trains from its headquarters at Brownhills West to Chasetown, with intermediate stations at Norton Lakeside and Chasewater Heaths. A round trip of nearly 4 miles takes about 45 minutes. Day Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all trains operating on the day of issue.

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Chasewater Railway Museum

Visitors can view a vast array of railway items, many from the 1800s. Although we try to focus on artefacts associated with the local area, with its strong links with the coal mining industry, our collections include items from much further afield. You don't have to be an expert on railways to appreciate the inspirational displays prepared by our Museum Curator




How to get here


Chasewater Country Park is signposted from the A5 near Cannock and Brownhills in Staffordshire, just south of its junction with the A452 (Chester Road).

If you would like to visit by car, access is from the A5, travelling in an easterly direction towards the A38.


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Dog walkers are always welcome at Chasewater Country Park. To help protect rare birds we are asking dog walkers to follow a voluntary code of conduct when visiting. Rare birds, such as the little ringed plover and nightjar are busy building their nests on the shoreline and amongst the heather and heathland, so they can raise their young. This means it is especially important for dog owners to be extra vigilant, keeping their dogs under control and away from sites where birds might be nesting on the ground.


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