Here are some circular walks or rides to help you discover more about Moseley. Each walk has a link to more detailed route directions, including distance and climb information.
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Moseley to Sarehole Mill
Moseley to Sarehole Mill is a long walk, probably better suited to cyclists, this route heads from Moseley village past the mid-19th century splendour of Moseley School and down the quaint Green Road to Sarehole Mill.
Head towards the mill through the gate via the playing fields. JRR Tolkien lived in a house overlooking the mill and is thought to have used it as an inspiration for the mill in Hobbiton. Crossing Wake Green Road you will soon find yourself in Moseley Bog, which can be a navigational challenge. It's best to avoid this if you're tired as it can take a few visits to master. Once a reservoir to feed the millpond of Sarehole Mill, it offers an under-visited oasis of calm in the conurbation. The route then passes along attractive St Agnes Road, past the church where Ozzy Osborne married in the 1980s. Return to Moseley along Oxford Road.
Here are the route details for Moseley to Sarehole Mill
Moseley Village to Cannon Hill Park
Moseley Village to Cannon Hill Park is a lengthy walk from Moseley village, down Chantry Road, with its large, impressive Arts and Crafts homes down to south Birmingham's art hub the Mac (Midlands Arts Centre). The route then follows the River Rea through Cannon Hill Park and then back to the Village via more attractive Victorian and Edwardian streets and Moseley Hall, a neoclassical mansion now converted into Moseley Hall Hospital.
Here are the route details for Moseley to Cannon Hill Park
Moseley Village to Holders Lane Woods
Moseley Village to Holders Lane Woods is a lengthy walk that explores some of Moseley's green corners, passing through the 17th-century dovecote and the neo-classical mansion that now houses Moseley Hall Hospital. The route then negotiates the often-overlooked Holders Lane woods and then passes through a corner of Highbury Park on its way to Highbury Hall, former home to Joseph and Neville Chamberlain before heading back to Moseley village.
Here are the route details for Moseley to Holders Lane Woods
Moseley Village to Balsall Heath Park
Moseley to Balsall Heath Park is a walking tour downhill into Balsall Heath from Moseley village. The route passes a cluster of balti restaurants on Ladypool Road before traversing Balsall Heath Park on its way back up to Moseley. On Church Road is passes the Moseley All Services Club, which was previously called Highfield House when it was the home to a 19th-century philanthropist, John Avins.
Here are the route details for Moseley to Balsall Heath Park.
Moseley Village to Highbury Park
Moseley Village to Highbury Park is a route of historical significance, covering the 17th-century dovecote and Moseley Hall, a neoclassical mansion now converted into Moseley Hall Hospital. The route then passes through picturesque Highbury Park with the option to detour to the 19th-century home of Joseph Chamberlain and his sons Austen and the wartime prime minister Neville, Highbury Hall.
Here are the route details for Moseley Village to Highbury Park.