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Cors Caron National Nature Reserve
Tregaron, Ceredigion



12,000 years ago mid-Wales was in the grip of the last Ice Age. As the climate warmed, the glaciers receded and a large shallow lake occupied this valley. A huge reed bed and woodland developed, but the climate became cooler and wetter, allowing the sphagnum mosses to invade and begin the process of building three raised bogs. For centuries, the peat was cut by local people and burnt as fuel. Today, Cors Caron is one of the finest raised bog systems in Britain. A number of plants that are adapted to the acidic conditions of raised bogs can be found, such as sun-dews, bog rosemary and cotton grasses. The red kite is often seen hovering above the reserve.

The Countryside Council for Wales is committed to creating opportunities for everyone to enjoy the countryside. National Nature Reserves are no exception. On some reserves the Countryside Council for Wales has provided additional paths. On others, access on foot is unrestricted and visitors are welcome to wander freely. Where possible, the Countryside Council also provide facilities to add to visitors' enjoyment of reserves such as bird hides, information points, guided walks and displays, and facilities for the disabled. Signs at entrances welcome visitirs to each reserve and provide basic information.
 
 
 
About our location:
Two miles to the north of the village of Tregaron (to the south-east of Aberystwyth).


Safety: The Countryside Council for Wales makes every attempt to ensure that your visit to a reserve is enjoyable and safe. But visitors should also be aware of their own safety. Please watch out for hazards and wear appropriate clothes and footwear for your visit.

This work was commissioned by the Countryside Council for Wales as part of its programme of research into sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and outdoor enjoyment in rural Wales and its inshore waters. 
 
 

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