Moseley Bog


Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9YP

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About the park

Moseley Bog, part of the Shire Country Park, 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.

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

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 is also of 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.

Facilities at the park
  • Parking
Awards and status
  • Local Nature Reserve
  • Site of Importance for Nature Conservation
Other features
  • Woodland
Park friends group
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