Audio walk in Tolkien's childhood


The places where the Birmingham writer JRR Tolkien grew up are being brought to life through a new audio walk.

Written and performed by local people, a fictional story is told of Sarehole Mill, where he and his brother played as children, and Moseley Bog.

Tolkien said Moseley Bog had inspired the mystical Old Forest that his Hobbit characters travelled through in the Lord of the Rings.

Charlotte Goodwin, who contributed to the audio, said she hoped people "tapped in to the intimacy" that Tolkien would have had with the landscape.

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