Cors Caron is an important refuge for plants, insects, birds and mammals. Declared a National Nature Reserve, the 2000 acres is one of the finest raised bogs systems in Britain.
In the summer there is a good array of breeding wetland birds but they tend to be inconspicuous, none more than the skulking water rail. Many more birds come in during the winter including a flock of whooper swans which are less likely to be overlooked.
A number of plants that adapt 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.
Open to all on the walk along the Old Railway, (wheelchair friendly) it is around a two hour round trip back to the car park.
The fully accessible circular boardwalk route goes past the entrance to an observation building where you can enjoy a peaceful view of the reserve and its wildlife.
Address: Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JF
Telephone: 0300 065 3000
Average stay: 2-3 hours
Attraction type: Nature / Wildlife
Disabled facilities available