Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in Staffordshire, and a former royal forest. It is the UK’s smallest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

It contains a mixture of ancient native woodland, coniferous plantations and open healthland that are rich in wildlife. I have been visiting the area since I was a very young child, with close family friends growing up nearby.

I frequently return to photograph the Chase even today because it has its own unique charm and character that is difficult to find in other locations.

Winter Sunburst

Young Hazel & Giants

Birches In Blue

Larches & Corsican Pines

Standing Amongst Giants

Rugged Birches & Mosses

Reaching Out, Ivinghoe Common, Ashridge by Tim Smalley

Giant Beeches in Spring

Forest Magic

Winter Grasses & Birches

Bursting Through

Edge of the Forest

Broadleaf Saplings & Pines

First Light