Cannock Wood is a village and civil parish in the Cannock Chase District of Staffordshire, England. It is situated within the triangle of Cannock, Rugeley and Lichfield just to the north of the conurbation of Burntwood. It is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of Birmingham city centre and has a population of 1,031.
Cannock Wood makes up part of Cannock Chase lying at the south eastern corner of the Chase. Cannock Chase is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cannock Wood is the only village that is completely within the boundaries of the AONB.
Cannock Wood is a mainly residential area interspersed with open areas including various parks and public footpaths through the local countryside. The village hosts tourist attractions including Castle Ring – an ancient fort, and Nun’s Well. Cannock Wood also hosts several pubs, Ye Olde Windmill Inn, The Rag and The Redmore. There is also a village hall which hosts many active village organisations, a children’s play area, a cricket club and a football pitch.
Gentleshaw, the adjacent village separated from Cannock Wood merely by the width of a road, has a Primary School where most of the children in Cannock Wood and neighbouring places such as Hazelslade, Prospect Village, Gentleshaw and even some from the nearby town of Burntwood aged between 4 and 11 attend.
Also situated in Gentleshaw, but again only separated from Cannock Wood by the width of a road, is Christ Church, Gentleshaw which serves both villages. Cannock Wood has a small general store which is currently open for a limited period each day.
Cannock Wood, through Cannock Chase Council is twinned with Datteln in Germany and Western Springs in Illinois, United States.