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Boardwalk circuit in Cors Caron

By Rudi Winter

A short lunch-time walk to stretch the legs on a crisp SN6862 : Moon over Cors Caron by Rudi Winter winter day. Totally flat, the walk begins at a layby near Maes-llyn farm on the road from Pontrhydfendigaid to Tregaron, where there is a gate leading onto the former railway trackbed (now cycle path) SN6962 : Cycle path past Maes-llyn by Rudi Winter through the raised bog of Cors Caron. After heading south for a kilometre or so, the continuation of the track is gated off SN6861 : Guardians of the grid line by Rudi Winter (with the cycle path returning to the road) and the boardwalk circuit branches off to the right and into the bog proper. There are a few ponds SN6862 : Thin ice on a peat digging pond, Cors Caron by Rudi Winter in it, which are remnants of peat digging in the past - the trenches are quite obvious on satellite images of the area. At the time of my visit, the boardwalk was in the process of being repaired, with many segments piled up on the railway track SN6862 : Removed boardwalk segments, Cors Caron by Rudi Winter. Most of the circuit had already been done SN6862 : Boardwalk on the loop path, Cors Caron by Rudi Winter, but there was a short section in the middle, before reaching the branch to the bird hide SN6862 : Bird hide, Cors Caron by Rudi Winter, which was closed at the time. From here, the circuit continues on planks between more peat digging pools back to the cycle path. The return leg follows the railway alignment past the lake at Maes-llyn SN6962 : Geese at Maes-llyn by Rudi Winter and back to the lay-by.

You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link .

Trip profile (seriously!): LinkExternal link


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