Swanshurst Park is a park that I regularly return to and have been taking photos there for almost 10 years. Visited in different seasons. In the autumn or winter, spring or summer. Sometimes when a circus is on, or even a fun fair! Located on the border of Moseley and Billesley. The park is not in Kings Heath. On the World Famous no 11 Outer Circle bus route (also the 2 and 3).

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Swanshurst Park through the seasons through the years





Swanshurst Park is a park that I regularly return to and have been taking photos there for almost 10 years. Visited in different seasons. In the autumn or winter, spring or summer. Sometimes when a circus is on, or even a fun fair! Located on the border of Moseley and Billesley. The park is not in Kings Heath. On the World Famous no 11 Outer Circle bus route (also the 2 and 3).


Usually the first park that I pass on the 11C bus heading up Swanshurst Lane and up Yardley Wood Road, I have been around this park a lot. Swanshurst Park. Follow this link for my album on Flickr Swanshurst Park. Find the full gallery here Swanshurst Park gallery.

December 2009

It was Christmas Eve 2009 when I headed up to Swanshurst Park for the first time with a camera. The park was full of snow and looking quite "Christmasy". Was also freezing. A White Christmas indeed!

The lake was frozen with a layer of snow on it.

Was also quite misty, hard to see the trees in the distance.

A lone swan with several Canada geese. They were able to get a swim in the freezing cold water.

The corner of the Moseley New Pool. All iced over with a layer of snow on it.

March 2011

This visit to the park on a wonderful sunny spring day was to see Zippos Circus on the other side of the Moseley New Pool. They seem to return to the park every year. A pair of Canada geese on the south bank of the pool.

Looking towards Zippos Circus. See my circuses in Birmingham post here Circuses in Birmingham.

Daffodils, a sight you usually see in March or April. Some years in February.

Up the path towards Swanshurst Lane.

The path leads to the Moseley New Pool. The circus seen in the distance.

March 2012

On a hot March afternoon in Swanshurst Park. The field near Brook Lane in Billesley. With this park, you can also do walks to the nearby Shire Country Park in Hall Green and Yardley Wood.

The playground is access from Yardley Wood Road. There is also a car park on that side.

Plenty of trees up here. In recent years the council has had to protect the park from travellers, who seem to set up a camp on the park near here.

This was during May 2013, passing on the 11C bus on the Yardley Wood Road in Billesley. On the right is the Billesley Community Fire Station. That graffiti mural has long since gone, since someone sprayed graffiti on top of it!

Now June 2014, and Bob Wilson's Fun Fair was on in the park. Again seen from the passing 11C bus on the Yardley Wood Road in Billesley.

November 2015

It's now autumn, and there was a canopy of brown leaves on the ground near the Swanshurst Lane entrance of the park. Days after Halloween, and the day before Bonfire Night.

The path down from Swanshurst Lane to Moseley New Pool. Looking quite autumnal.

You always see Canada geese at this end of the park. Yellow and brown colours all over.

Gulls in the Moseley New Pool. The colours of autumn were everywhere.

The corner of the pool close to Swanshurst Lane.

December 2017

After the snow had melted. Leaves on the lawn near Yardley Wood Road. Trees line the park, and the Moseley New Pool in the distance.

Canada geese and swans in the Moseley New Pool.

The middle of December 2017, and saw the gulls flying about above the Moseley New Pool with the Canada geese below.

Is quite the sight to see! There are signs around the park advising people to not feed bread to the birds, yet they still do it any way.

The playground seen on a Christmas Day 2017 walk. No buses run on this day (they never do).

In July 2018 during a summer heatwave. All throughout the UK, the green grass had gone yellow, and it was the same here at Swanshurst Park. This view from Brook Lane in Billesley.

It is now December 2018 and after getting off the no 2 bus on Yardley Wood Road, I walked down Swanshurst Lane as it was getting dark. (Had to change buses from the 5 in Sparkbrook). Still leaves on the lawn, and the park seems different after the sun has gone down.

February 2019

The end of winter with signs that spring was upon us. A man fishing in a tent near the Moseley New Pool. Was a sunny day. Headed along the path from the Yardley Wood Road to Swanshurst Lane.

Purple and white crocuses. A sign that it was almost spring. But was only the middle of February!

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

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