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Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

The lovely Cors Caron National Nature Reserve can be found just two miles north of Tregaron. A wonderful spot to enjoy a relaxing walk in any season, there’s so much nature just waiting to be discovered here.

The three raised peat bogs date back over 12,000 years and are a home for many wildlife species. Take a stroll through, and you’ll pass by pretty rivers, streams, and woodland – each home to a unique variety of plant, insect, and bird species. There’s a fully accessible boardwalk through the reserve which spans just over a mile, with plenty of resting places along the way.

Planning a visit? Here are some interesting facts about the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve…


Spending a day at the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

Cors Caron National Nature Reserve

Situated just north of Tregaron is the Cors Caron Nature Reserve, a 2000 acre peat bog split into three raised bog areas and one of our favourite things to do in Ceredigion.

The River Teifi runs through the centre of the bog and the area provides an ideal habitat for all manner of flora and fauna. You could be lucky enough to spot an otter or two or even a polecat going about its daily business.

Due to the diversity of flora and fauna found at Cors Caron it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a wetland of international importance (Ramsar site) and a SAC (Special Area of Conservation) – a quick walk along one of the raised boardwalks will soon make you realise why. Just watch out for the jumping spiders!

There are a range of landscapes to explore at Cors Caron, these include – reedbeds, the River Teifi, streams, ponds, woodland and wet grasslands. There are also bird hides, a car park and public conveniences.

Places to eat and/or enjoy a drink nearby include the Llewcoch (public house) and Cafe Hafan in Tregaron or the Red Lion in Pontrhydfendigaid.


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