JRR TOLKIEN AND THE TOLKIEN TRAIL



JRR Tolkien the writer of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy took inspiration from places of his childhood in and around Birmingham.

There is often talk of the creation of an “Official Trail” and there are quite often various events held in connection with Tolkien societies at the sites of interest.

The sites of interest are not commercialised although even in Tolkien’s lifetime he lamented the encroachment of development, since then, the city has expanded so that now all are within the boundary of the City of Birmingham.

Follow this link for a short biography of Tolkien and how the sites were interwoven with his life or follow the links below to go direct to a description of each site.

Sites of interest are set out below in the order that they would have impacted upon the young Tolkien.

Sarehole Mill

The Moseley Bog

• “Villages” within the City of Birmingham

• Dovecote.

• The Oratory.

• Fern Cottage at Rednal.

Waterworks Chimney.

Perrott's Folly.

• Edgbaston Reservoir.

MIDDLE-EARTH WEEKEND 2009

MIDDLE-EARTH WEEKEND 2009

MIDDLE-EARTH WEEKEND 2008


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