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Moseley Village Green

This well-used green space is truly the Centre of Moseley.  It holds the monthly Farmers’ Market and provides seating for residents.



Moseley Village Car Park

Moseley Car park

One of our key projects beginning this year is the clearing and planting of Moseley Car Park.  This is inevitably a long-term, phased project because of its  size and scale.

Moseley Park and Pool

 

One of Moseley Park and Pool’s swans

The eleven-acre Park and Pool is a very special resource in Moseley.  Originally part of Moseley Hall, it was to become a site for new houses but was then bought in 1898 by a group of businessmen on condition that it would be used only as a quiet, unspoilt park for ever. Since then it has been run by local volunteers for the general benefit of the neighbourhood. A huge variety of plants and trees thrive in the park grounds as do garden and water birds and pipistrelle bats.   Entry to the Park is on a membership basis although the Park is open to the public one or two days a month and music festivals are held there.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill park

Cannon Hill is one of Birmingham’s major public parks. It is situated in the river Rea flood valley that forms the natural border between what was Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It contains the Midland Arts Centre, Holders Lane playing fields, Moor Green allotments and the river Rea cycle path.

Holders Lane playing fields

Holders Lane Playing fileds

Holders Lane is an extension of Cannon Hill Park and follows the river Rea valley. Rugby, football and cricket are played here. The river Rea cycleway follows the river south to the Stratord canal and North to the city centre.

 

River Rea

The river Rea forms the West boundary of Moseley alongside Cannon Hill Park and Holders Lane playing fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highbury Park

Highbury Park

Highbury Park was formed when the Chamberlain family, of Highbury Hall, donated the grounds to the City. It contains pools, woods and open space.

 

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole Mill

Sarehole mill, one of the Community Museums of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, is a working water wheel mill that is open to the public. The grounds around it are open space that sits in the river Cole flood plain and include the ford at Green Lane. There is a cycle path along the river that stretches to the countryside. The Mill was an inspiration to Tolkien who lived locally and played in the fields as a child.

 

 

 

River Cole

The ford across the river Cole at Green Road.

The river Cole, along with the Rea, is a natural boundary to Moseley which sits on the high ground above them. There is a walkway and cycle path that leads from the city centre. The river powers Sarehole Mill, borders Sarehole Mill park and leads to the ford at Green Road. The path southwards is called the “Shire” walkway after Tolkien who lived nearby and was inspired by the river.

 

 

 

Moseley bog

Moseley Bog

Moseley bog is unspoilt wild space that, because of the poor ground, has never been built on. It contains paths, bog pools and nature trails. This was another inspirational area from Tolkien’s childhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittanic Cricket Ground

Moseley Ashfield’s Brittanic cricket pitch

This is used by Moseley Ashfield as an extra pitch. It was originally the grounds of the Brittanic Insurance Company whose Headquarters building was converted into apartments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swanshurst Park

Swanshurst Park

Swanshurst park pool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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