Travelling around Burntwood
The charming town of Burntwood is home to the largest discovery of Anglo-Saxon gold, known as ‘The Staffordshire Hoard’. Located close to Lichfield, the town forms one of England’s largest urbanised parishes. Filled with plenty of places to see and things to do, there’s always something happening in Burntwood, with the town council organising fun events throughout the year.
With several modes of accessible transport, it’s easy to get around a number of local areas. Arriva bus services operate in and around the area, providing connections to and from Lichfield and Cannock via a number of other places.
Burntwood derives its name from the burning of the heath in Cannock Forest, and it was first used in 1298 by the Bishop of Coventry. The area was a small town with close associations to nearby Woodhouses and Edial until its expansion in the 19th century, when it became a popular coal mining area following the Industrial Revolution.