An enjoyable country walk in the city. When he was a young boy, Tolkien lived round the corner from Sarehole Mill and played in the woods and meadows and in the river Cole and the streams which fed it. He later described it as a lost paradise and created his childhood idyll as the Shire in the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Nearby Moseley bog - a ferny tangle of ancient wet woodland - inspired the old forest home of Tom Bombadil. It’s part of what is now the shire country park.
Its a late start because the Mill doesn't open until 11am .It provides refreshments and toilet facilities. Access to the grounds, refreshment and toilet facilities is free. Access to the mill and the Tolkien exhibition is £6.
Location: Sarehole Mill Car Park, Info: Please car share. The car park is not big and there will be other visitors., OS reference: SP 099 818, Nearest postcode: B13 0BD, Postcode is 39m from map reference, Size: less than 20 cars, Nearest refreshments: Sarehole Mill tea room.... or find a pub., Last Checked: 01 Jun 2018.
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