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Moseley Bog


Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9YP

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About the park

Moseley Bog is on the site of an old millpond. It is made up of both wet and dry woodland together with patches of fen vegetation which has developed on the site of an old millpond.

Joy's Wood is an area of secondary woodland, which has developed on the old gardens along the eastern boundary.

Moseley Bog is part of the Shire Country Park

Awards and status
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation

Visit the Moseley Bog website to find out more about the park's attractions and facilities.

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Guided activities and tours

Our Rangers lead regular events and activities. These are a great opportunity to take an active role in caring for your local park or simply to learn more about Birmingham's wildlife and green spaces

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J. R. R. Tolkien lived nearby as a child, and acknowledged the site as inspiration for the ancient forests in his books The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

The site also has archaeological interest. It has two burnt mounds which date back to the Bronze Age. These are designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. There are also more recent remains such as the old mill dam and the foundations of Victorian greenhouses.

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