‘Tolkien’ Moseley Bog’s £250,000 revamp
A Birmingham nature reserve that Lord of the Rings author, JRR Tolkien, visited as a child has undergone a £250,000 revamp. New paths and walkways have been introduced at the reserve, known as Moseley Bog, the Wildlife Trust said.
Tolkien said Moseley Bog had inspired the mystical Old Forest that his Hobbit characters travelled through in the Lord of the Rings. The trust said it wanted to enhance the area with walkways not urbanise it. It is owned by Birmingham City Council and managed by the Friends of Moseley Bog and the Wildlife Trust and was awarded lottery money towards the revamp. More..Posted in Tolkien on June 17, 2011 by xoanon