German Military Cemetery
Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
How to get there: From the M6, exit at Junction 11, taking the A460 toward Cannock town centre. From here, take the A34, Cannock to Stafford. Follow for around 3 miles to a roundabout, with signs to Rugeley. After about 1 mile, turn right, then left at a crossroads. The Cemetery is signposted on the A34.
Grid Reference: SJ 984157
Nearest Postcode: WS12 4PT
Parking: A car park is located just off Camp Road. If this is full, travel a little further to the north on Camp Road and the next right there is another car parking area.
Facilities: Toilets (in the visitor building).
Map with thanks to Ordnance Survey.
1 Begin the walk at the car park, which is alongside the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Walk along the path, away from the road and past the entrance gate. Follow the path down with trees lining either side.
2 You pass on your left a clearing where the end of your walk will emerge from, but for now continue on down toward the German Military Cemetery. You will pass the Cemetery with it being on your left, passing the entrance and then onward so that you can see the site. Continue on past it in a straight line.
3 When you get to the point marked 3 on the map, the path rounds to the left. Follow this onward with trees to your right and the open area to your left. You will then reach a fork with the option to turn a relative sharp left or continue to the bend on the right.
4 Choose the sharp left option, and head back along this path, which somewhat follows in the opposite direction to the original straight line walk of point 2.
5 You will reach a point where there are numerous paths leading off to the left and right of the main path you are on. For this walk, remain on the main path heading straight on, and eventually over a slight rise.
6 Point 6 sees you meet up with another car parking area. From here turn immediately left to head down a path which joins up to point 2. Turn right to walk parallel to the very beginning of the walk, but on the other side of the trees. You will then reach the entry point to the walk and subsequently the car park.