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Moseley Bog
LNR Type: Urban
County: West Midlands
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Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 1991
Declaring Authority: Birmingham City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SP 094 820
Location: Yardley Wood Road, Springfield, Birmingham, B13 3JX
Owned by: Birmingham City Council
Managed by: Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country and Friends of Moseley Bog
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Bus
There are three frequent bus services from the City centre which stop 5 metres from the main entrance, which are as follows:
2 - Birmingham City centre Sparkbrook Yardley Wood Warstock/Maypole
3 - Birmingham City centre Sparkbrook Yardley Wood Shirley Solihull
3A - Birmingham City centre Sparkbrook Yardley Wood Shirley Acocks Green
Bus timetables:

Access points are situated at various points along Yardley Wood Road (where there is a small public car park) and the playing fields to the north (where there is a larger public car park, off Windermere Road). There are also pedestrian entrances at the end of Pensby Close.

There are two parking spaces at the Yardley Wood Entrance for disabled vehicle parking. The main car park is only opened for events. Visitors can park at Windermere car park, off Windermere Road
Visitor facilities: Events are held and regular volunteering opportunities take place.
What to see: The area known as Moseley Bog 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. There is also an area of secondary woodland, which has developed on the old gardens along the eastern boundary. Joy's Wood, (formerly known as The Dell), is a mosaic of grassland, hedgerows, woodland and mixed broadleaved plantations. The prehistoric burnt mounds are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. This reserve was the childhood playground for J.R.R.Tolkein.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: See the Volunteer Section on the Moseley Bog website
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust:
Tel: 0121 454 1199
Website address and other links:

Alternatively try: and look under the 'Reserve' section for Moseley Bog and Joys Wood Nature Reserve.

Last Updated: 19/05/2015
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