South Staffordshire Villages
Essington, Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay are all former mining villages. These villages are linked by a footpath that runs along the old Wyrley Branch of the Wyrley Essington Canal, which used to take coal from the mines to the heart of the West Midlands.
The villages do have shops and pubs and are a great location to explore the South Staffordshire region.
Puttingham is a great little village with a beautiful church and some lovely walks. Patshull Golf & Country club is nearby with it area of parkland designed by Capability Brown in the 18th Century.
Codsall and Bilbrook are just a quick train ride away from Wolverhampton and Telford. Bilbrook was a small farming village famous for the production of Boulton and Paul Aircraft.
Codsall was the birthplace of Sculptor Sir Charles Wheeler. The village has an award winning tea rooms and the usual shops and pubs.