Situated near an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cannock, which lies not too far from the city of Birmingham and Lichfield Cathedral City, is perfect for nature lovers, with peaceful woodland, bike tracks and walking opportunities aplenty.
With 20 primary schools and around 10 secondary schools in the local area, there are various educational opportunities for growing families in the Cannock area. Chase Grammar, the area’s local independent school, often appears in the list of Top 100 Schools in the UK.
Cannock offers an easy commute for those looking to work in the broader areas of Birmingham. Direct trains from Cannock take just 40 minutes to Birmingham’s New Street station, and the regular bus service to Stafford from Cannock takes approximately 35 minutes. For motorists, the M6 toll road is just a brief car ride away.
If you love the great outdoors, you’ll be spoilt for nature opportunities in Cannock. Your first stop should be visiting Cannock Chase Forest, which boasts a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, along with a bike centre for those wanting to explore the forest on two wheels. There are also plenty of walks around the local area. Cannock Chase, a heather and bracken heathland with birch woodland, is popular with hikers and is home to local wild deer as well.
Things to do
Cannock is a great place for families, with The Prince of Wales Theatre offering a two-screen cinema for film lovers and Cannock Chase Museum, which charts the mining history of the local area, offering a great rainy-day alternative to exploring the outdoors.
Cannock has a great mix of local shops and larger retail parks. Its designer outlet village, Mill Green, features over 55 designer brands, including Ted Baker and Nike. Locals should also visit Cannock Outdoor Street Market, which runs every Friday and the Prince of Wales market, which opens three days a week.