July 7, 2020

Exploring Moseley Bog, Birmingham

I really enjoyed writing about the best Solihull Parks, so I thought I would share our experience of our afternoon out at Moseley Bog in Birmingham.  Moseley Bog is a natural attraction in Birmingham, located in the Village of Moseley just on Yardley Wood Road.  Moseley Bog was formally known as The Dell and is a local nature reserve, offering a series of trails and tracks around a woodland area and playing fields.

This family trail in Birmingham is free to attend, making it a great half a day out experience. Parking is also free here at Moseley Bog.  We managed to park on the very small carpark located on Yardley Wood Road, however I did notice another carpark on the other side of the playing fields.  There is also a pedestrian entrance to the Bog from Pensby Close so there may be additional parking on the roads here.

Exploring Moseley Blog nature reserve Birmingham

Upon entry to Moseley Bog which is part of the Shire Country Park, there is a Wildlife Trust Map, showing you the routes around the reserve and which routes are accessible to all.  This map was really helpful as I took a photo of it before we set off so it was good to know where you actually were on the trail.

Map of Moseley Bog and Joys Wood Nature reserve

The trail is perfect for families and dog walkers, with several off trail tracks to explore, streams to run through and lots of muddy puddles for the little ones to jump in (don’t forget your wellies – we did!)

Exploring Moseley bog and playing in the streams

Moseley bog

The main trail is on wooden decking so be mindful of this.  We went on a dry day but I can imagine this could get slippy when wet.  Our kids really had a fantastic time wondering the trails and spent some time climbing broken branches and jumping over streams.  There are also several clearings and a huge playing field if you wish to stop for a picnic or let the kids have a run about.

Free day out in Birmingham Moseley Bog

Wooden decking trails at Moseley bog

Moseley bog has all sorts to explore as you walk around, including log carvings, ruins and a lovely lake which was difficult to find!

The wooden trails are fine for buggies, but if you really want to explore, I’d suggest getting the little one in a carrier if you have one.  I’d also suggest wearing wellies and 100% take a picnic!  We’ll 100% be back!

This woodland trail is a perfect free afternoon out in Birmingham and only 20 minutes from Solihull.  Have you visited yet?

Thanks for reading xxx


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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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