SN6862 : View of Cors Caron - Tregaron Bog

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Tregaron, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

View of Cors Caron - Tregaron Bog
View of Cors Caron - Tregaron Bog
The wide valley of the Afon Teifi was formed by glaciation in pre-historic times. Rocks and silt from the end moraine of the glacier formed a natural dam near to present day Tregaron, resulting in a large shallow lake which later silted up. Cors Caron is notable for its three raised bogs which have accumulated peat to over 10 metres above the river level LinkExternal link . These raised bogs are an important habitat for many species including a large number of birds. The lakes shown in the picture ('flashes') have formed where tributary streams merge into the Afon Teifi, although some linear water-filled ditches are the result of peat digging in the past. The river itself flows behind, in the centre of the bog. Some of it meanders naturally while a short section has been straightened when some of the land was improved for agriculture. The former Aberystwyth to Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen railway crossed the bog on a linear embankment LinkExternal link . This is now used as a recreational path and for the Ystwyth cycle trail LinkExternal link . An accessible boardwalk LinkExternal link with interpretation and bird observation hides is provided from a roadside entrance near Glan Gors.
For more details of/on Cors Caron, see LinkExternal link and surrounding geographs.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
Bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 685 626 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.7494N 3:55.6512W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 6976 6274
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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