Moseley Bog is not that far away from me, just catch the 11C up the Swanshurst Lane and get off the bus on the Yardley Wood Road near Swanshurst Park. The main entrance to Moseley Bog is on Yardley Wood Road. This photo gallery ahead of a proposed Birmingham We Are group visit to the bog! Part of the Shire Country Park. Another entrance / exit is on Pensby Close.

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Moseley Bog from my December 2012 and September 2016 visits





Moseley Bog is not that far away from me, just catch the 11C up the Swanshurst Lane and get off the bus on the Yardley Wood Road near Swanshurst Park. The main entrance to Moseley Bog is on Yardley Wood Road. This photo gallery ahead of a proposed Birmingham We Are group visit to the bog! Part of the Shire Country Park. Another entrance / exit is on Pensby Close.


A gallery of 20 photos. The first 13 from my visit in December 2012. The last 7 from my visit in September 2016. It is easy to get lost in here! Best to start from the main entrance on the Yardley Wood Road in Moseley.

The bus routes here are the 11A / 11C (bus stops on Yardley Wood Road near Swanshurst Park). Or the 2 or the 3 from the city centre or Yardley Wood. You could also get the 5 to Wake Green Road, close to where JRR Tolkien used to live as a child, when Sarehole was a hamlet.

You could also get the train to Hall Green Station and then walk down Cole Bank Road past Sarehole Mill (or catch the 11C down the hill if you want to). Trains from Birmingham Snow Hill / Moor Street or Shirley down to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Birmingham City Council sign for Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood Local Nature Reserve seen on Yardley Wood Road.

The sculpted entrance gate to Moseley Bog from the Yardley Wood Road entrance. Small car park here.

Welcome to Moseley Bog - this sign was near the Yardley Wood Road entrance, with a map of the area.

Decking all around now, so your shoes are less likely to get muddy, but it could still be wet if it's rained!

More decking to walk around.

Around to the right past the trees.

Which way, left or right, it's up to you!

Narrow planks if you go this way.

A sign to stop and read close to this corner decking stop point.

There is steps here to go down to the dirt track.

Heading down the steps.

Take these steps to the exit onto Pensby Close. A cul-de-sac. Head out via that road then onto Thirlmere Drive, then you get to Wake Green Road near Sarehole Mill.

Not all the routes are decked out. Are some dirt paths to follow as well.

The next 7 photos from a return visit in September 2016.

Somehow didn't get photos of the bog itself until 2016! Different conditions in different seasons.

Can see other members of Birmingham We Are enjoy taking photos of this from different angles!

Someone had made a camp site in Moseley Bog. Perhaps Cubs or Scout groups or school parties use the bog?

Several fallen trees. Was looking a bit muddy underneath.

Another fallen tree, this one above a pool of water.

A muddy stream with logs in it.

Those steps again that I used in 2012. In 2016 I entered via Pensby Close, and had hoped to find my way to the Yardley Wood Road entrance / exit. But it is easy to get lost, and ended up going back to the Pensby Close entrance / exit again instead! Would GPS / a compass help me / us find a route out?

Photos taken by Elliott Brown

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