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Dogs in Heathlands - Cannock Chase Skip to content

Dogs in Heathlands

Things You Must Know

Our pooches can have more of an impact than we think…

Their curious little noses like to sniff everything out.
This can cause disturbance to other wildlife,
But also put them at risk from quick-tempered reptiles.

If not picked up, their dog mess is changing the soil.
All the nutrients in dog poo is very undesirable.
The heather becomes sick and unable to survive.

Click the links below and learn more:

Learn When Bird Nesting Season is
– please keep your pooch on a lead during this time in heathland

Learn the Truth About Poop
-please take all mess with you

Learn About the Dangers on Site
– including snakes and other stuff to watch out for

Also of interest

Bird Nesting Season

An important time of year for the Chase and Britain's winged residents. Find out when they nest so we don't disturb them.


The Truth About Poop

Yes, it might biodegrade, and we are outside - but all that dog mess is causing more harm to the environment than you would believe...


Dangers for Dogs

Cannock Chase is a wild landscape, but it's nothing to be afraid of. Just learn the potential dangers on site, so you can best protect you and your pooch.


Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation Partnership

An Internationally Important Landscape in the Heart of Cannock Chase


  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Cannock Chase Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • South Staffordshire Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
    • Forestry England
    • National Trust