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Review of Moseley Bog

Moseley Bog
Ranked #76 of 265 things to do in Birmingham
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Moseley bog is an area of inspiration for Fangorn forest in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and it's easy to see way the overhanging trees are so reminiscent of the forest it's, so happy its now a nature reserve too, we need more of these in Birmingham. A great way to get the family out in the sun.

3  Thank Hopelaa
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I live near Moseley bog and walk there almost every day with my dog. It ever fails to delight me. the changing seasons mean it is never the same, and the birds singing provides the ideal soundtrack. The new entance gate on Yardley wood Road leads on to accessible paths and a decking track that takes you though the fairly dense woodland. When you are beside the stream you can believe you are far away from the bustling city. The meadows are full of wild flowers in each season and when it snows it is truly a winter wonderland. I some months you will need your wellies, but it dries up in the summer. The field at the top by Windermere Road is good for ball games and has a large car park. There is a 'performance area' where you can sit on the edges, but other wise there are no benches, only a large log here and there to sit on. This is not a place to come if you need facilities, though there are some nearby! There are toilets etc at nearby Sarheole Mill when it is open ( Not Mondays) or at the Covered Wagon pub on Yardley Wood Road. There is a cafe on Swanshurst Lane, The Hungry Hobbit, and a Co-op convenince shop. A small newsagents is on the corner of Windermere Road and Yardley Wood Road. The 2 and 3 buses stop by the new gate On Yardley Woood Road and the 5 stops by Sarehole Mill.

7  Thank CathyMoseley
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you're like me and like your kids to experience nature, along with splashing in the stream, getting covered in mud, and exploring through the undergrowth... then this is the place to come. Its really well laid out with pathways and several exciting features to explore. A favourite with dog walkers, as well as with families. Fabulous fun- but bring your wellies!

5  Thank Rogwise
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