Well, what can I say. If you’re after a true autumnal walk, then Moseley Bog is the one for you. Located just outside of Birmingham City Centre, Moseley Bog is a haven of woodland, trails and multi-faceted wildlife.
Moseley Bog – Birmingham Walks.
Postcode for Moseley Bog
Moseley Bog starts at a small car park with decorated gates. The car park is just off the junction on to Yardley Wood Road, so be careful. If you blink, you’ll miss it! Postcode B13 9JX
There is a kissing gate and an accessible entrance which leads into an open space. Straight ahead is Moseley Bog and to your right is Joys’ Wood.
Head straight in to Moseley bog and you are instantly covered by trees. There is a sculpture trail to follow and find, with carved insects in blocks of wood, hidden around the woodland. Now, I don’t know why, but I am terrible with things like this! If it’s not right in front of me, I can’t find it. Out of 11 carvings to find, we found 3! Oh dear. Maybe you can do better than me?! Find the trail here.
The dirt trail quickly leads on to a wooden path that snakes through the trees. Be careful with this, as it is very slippy in autumn time.
The good thing about the wooden path is that while following the arrows, there’s less chance of getting super muddy, and the route is marked out and accessible.
Take inspiration from Moseley Bog, as J.R.R. Tolkein was thought to have done. He lived on the road where Moseley Bog and Joys’ Wood sits and spent his youth here. The area provided influence into his writings of ‘Middle Earth.’
Climb the trees, draw them and spot the wildlife that haunts the forest. There are many different types of fungi to be discovered, as well as wondering what the creature may be in the bog!
Wear comfortable, waterproof clothing and get lost in the wonders of nature.
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