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, surrounded by dazzling countryside, including woods, fields and agricultural land, and adjoining the villages of Gentleshaw as well as the Parish of Longdon further to the east, enjoys the benefit of immediate access to a series of stunning walks. These afford one the opportunity to view the wonderful landscape as well as observing the roaming wildlife, including deer, foxes, and buzzards.
Caring for what we have
Our natural habitat is a crucial element of our ecological systems. As such, in line with national guidance, hedges are not cut during the spring and summer, so as to afford protection to our birds, particularly at their nesting time.
Attempts are also being made in conjunction with the council to manage our verges in a different fashion, leaving them uncut for longer. This is known to prolong habitat and food provision for insects and other wildlife.
The Parish Council are keen to hear your ideas about our surroundings. Don’t hesitate to let us know, and help us to help you to assure that our village remains an ecological haven.