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The Local Area

The local area provides everything a buyer could wish for including excellent schools, shopping and leisure facilities all close by – the new West Midland Designer Outlet is less than 3 miles from Hazelwood – Cannock Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is less than 7 miles away.


Great Wryley is a large Village and civil parish in Southern Staffordshire. It is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and as early as 1086 is said to have been indirectly owned by the Bishop of Chester St. John’s as part of the ‘somewhat scattered holdings’ of the Church of St. Chads in Lichfield. Just over one mile from Hazelwood is the Hamlet of Little Wyrley, home to Little Wyrley Hall, an estate of some 1,000 acres of Prime Farming Land. The Hall is a Grade 2 listed, Tudor Manor House, acquired by the Fowkes Family over 400 Years ago during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. It has been owned throughout by the same Family through descent to the current owners.

The Land owned by the Little Wyrley Estate is an example of the Beautiful Green Belt Countryside which surrounds Hazelwood.   


Approximate distances to roads, stations and towns in the local area


Landywood Railway Station is 1.2 miles from Hazelwood. There is a free Carpark. Trains run to Birmingham in as little as 29 minutes. On an average weekday, 42 trains per day run from Landywood to Birmingham New street.

Trains also now run from Landywood to London in as fast as 2 hours 19 minutes. 


Distances from Hazelwood to the various major roads and motorways are:

M6 Toll – 2.2 Miles

M6 -  Junction 11 – 3.9 Miles

A5 – 1.3 MILES

A34 – 0.5 MILES


Bloxwich – 3.8 Miles

Cannock – 3.9 Miles

Walsall – 6.9 Miles

Sutton Coldfield – Little Aston – 9.1 Miles

Stafford – 12 Miles

Lichfield Cathedral City – 13 Miles

Birmingham City – 15 Miles

Tamworth – 17 Miles


Birmingham International Airport – 27 Miles

East Midlands Airport – 42 Miles



Locally, the village of Great Wyrley has a selection of independent shops, convenience stores and Businesses. There is a further selection of all of these in the village of Cheslyn Hay, which is only 2 miles away.

Cannock Town Centre, with the usual range of high street stores and a selection of independent shops and businesses, is only 3.9 miles away.

There are three retail parks close by:

  • Orbital Retail Park – 1.8 miles away

  • Linkway Retail Park – 2.8 miles away

  • Gateway Retail Park – 1.6 miles away

In addition, The West Midlands Designer Outlet is now completed and opened in Spring of 2021.  All these facilities are only 2.6 miles from Hazelwood:

  • £160 Million of Investment

  • 80 Brand Stores, Restaurants and Cafes

  • Childrens’ Play Area

  • 1,400 car spaces

  • 1,000 new jobs created

The Designer Outlet backs onto the Nature Reserve. It has a large Square with Dancing Fountains and Artwork – where Events will take place throughout the year.

£1.5 Million is also being immediately invested into various other projects including improvements to Mill Green Nature Park, Cannock Town Centre and the Railway Station. There are also plans for a new Multiplex cinema with Restaurants and Leisure facilities. The Local Authority are also looking to attract further Investment into Cannock Town Centre.


There are two local Nurseries/Playgroup facilities within 1 mile of Hazelwood.

There are four local Primary Schools – two are within 1 mile away, with the remaining two, 1.5 miles and 1.9 miles away.

The main Secondary School is Great Wyrley Academy which is only 1 mile away and which has a wealth of facilities available.


There is a Medical Centre, a Health Centre and two Surgeries, all within 1 mile of Hazelwood.

There are also local Dentists in the village and even a Veterinary Practice!


The village of Great Wyrley has a good choice of Pubs, Bistros and Eateries. There is a further selection in the Village of Cheslyn Hay, which is only 2 miles away.

The nearby Retail Parks all offer opportunities for eating out and there is also a good selection of Restaurants in the surrounding Cannock area.


There is a good choice of local sports, gyms, and Health Clubs.  There are at least two Golf Clubs within 3 miles of Hazelwood, including Bloxwich Golf Club, a club established in 1924, which offers a mature, undulating, Parkland course of distinctive character over 18 holes.

There are several Horse-Riding Facilities within 2 minutes’ drive of Hazelwood including Livery, Stables, Riding and Training.

Cannock Chase is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a former Royal Forest of 26 square miles – it is inhabited by over 800 Fallow Dear. On its North-eastern Edge is Shugborough Hall – now a National Trust Estate, but formerly Home to the Earls Of Lichfield. Cannock Chase is less than 7 miles from Hazelwood. It offers a large selection of activities, including:

  • Children’s play area: Orienteering Trails

  • Range of Woodland Walks: Dog activity Trail

  • Cycling Trails giving some of the best family & mountain biking in the Midlands

  • Cycle Hire

  • Forest Segway

  • Barbeque & Picnic areas

  • Café

Mill Green Valley Nature Reserve is only 3 miles from Hazelwood. This also offers an area of outstanding natural beauty for walking, dog walking and bird watching.

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