Cannock is part of one of the countrys fastest growing residential and commercial areas, with a number of major national and international companies finding a home in and around the town.
The towns excellent transport links to other nearby urban conurbations, alongside the attractive small-town feel of Cannock, have meant that it has become a very desirable place to live in the region.
Although many of the towns residents commute to larger neighbouring towns, Cannock has much to offer in its own right. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum of Cannock Chase, which showcases the social and industrial history of the town and surrounding region with particular attention paid to Cannocks important role in the coal mining trade. The museum is situated on the former site of the Valley Colliery and the mining heritage of the town forms the basis of several of its main exhibitions, with many photographs and artefacts charting the rise and fall of the colliery.
Surrounding Cannock is some of the most picturesque countryside in the Midlands in the shape of the larger Cannock Chase area. Made up of miles of rolling, heather-covered hills dotted with tranquil and leafy forests that are home to large herds of fallow deer. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is highly popular with walkers, off-road cyclists and nature lovers of all sorts and has its own excellent visitor centre with adjoining café-bar.
Nearby, at the highest point of Cannock Chase, lies the Bronze Age hill-fort known as Castle Ring, which dates to before the Roman conquest of Britain and of which only the impressive earthworks that made up the forts perimeter remain.