The Shire Country Park

Moseley and Kings Heath

The Shire Country Park comprises the Millstream Way, following the course of the River Cole between Yardley Wood and Small Heath, the Chinn Brook Recreation Ground, Coxmoor Woods and Moseley Bog.

The Park contains wetlands, grasslands, woodland and heath supporting a wealth of animal and plant life . Trittiford Pool is a good site for bat-watching and the pool supports breeding wildfowl including Swans, Great Crested Grebes and Coots. Over the past few years there have been reports of Otter, Water Vole and Water Rat..

Events such as walks, talks and rural crafts and children's activities are held throughout the year. Find out more about Ranger Service events on the website.

The internationally-celebrated author J.R.R Tolkien spent his childhood in the hamlet of Sarehole - said to have been the model for The Shire, home to the hobbits. Every year the Tolkien Weekend takes place here.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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