Billesley Common


Yardley Wood Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B13 0PT

Plan your journey.

How to get there and parking

Nearest bus stop on Hollybank Road at corner with Hollybank Close. Entrances via the A4040 (Brook Lane), Yardley Wood Road, Haunch Lane and, also, off Hollybank Road.

About the park

Billesley Common has rich history as public open space having first being mentioned in 1774 as ‘common wasteland’. Fast-forward nearly 250 years and it has transformed into a very popular recreational area with strong bonds to the local communities of Moseley and Yardley Wood.

As well as being a haven for wildlife and a magnet for walkers, joggers, people with dogs and families, it also has links to the local sporting scene. Moseley Rugby Football Club lease part of the common for their pitches, clubhouse and 5,000 all-seater stand. Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre is also based at the park and has indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a gym and other facilities. These can be hired and tennis lessons can be booked online.

Next to the common is City of Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club, which has produced many top competitors over the years. The southern section of the Common is dominated by trees and well set out pathways. Haunch Brook also flows through this area. It is a fascinating area, which attract many species of birds, and is a real treat for those who love urban hideaways.

Branches overhanging path at Billesley Common
Video introduction

Facilities at the park
  • Children’s playground
  • Parking
  • Football pitch
  • Outdoor gym equipment
There are no toilets on site
Points of interest

Haunch Brook runs through the middle of the common.

Other features
  • Good pathways
  • Haunch Brook Pathways nature walk
Park friends group

Friends of Billesley Common

For further information, or to get involved, contact the Friends on 07814 475599.

Parks friends group activities

Activities include:

  • Litter picking
  • Supporting wildlife sessions
  • Monthly conservation workdays
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