SN6862 : Cors Caron in March, near Tregaron, Ceredigion

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Tregaron, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Cors Caron in March, near Tregaron, Ceredigion
Cors Caron in March, near Tregaron, Ceredigion
This position is very close to where the Afon Teifi flows through the Cors Caron raised bog system. The bog covers more than 800 acres (325 hectares). It is 6km in length and provides a habitat for a wide range of wildlife and plants. The bog itself was formed 12,000 years ago when the last of the Ice Age glaciers melted away. A large shallow lake was left, which very gradually filled with sediments and vegetation, forming peat and later, acid peat.

For centuries, local people would go and cut this peat from the bog to burn on the hearth. In 1955, Cors Caron was declared a National Nature Reserve in order to preserve this increasingly scarce land form. In 1993, Cors Caron was placed on a list of wetland sites of international importance under the terms of the Ramser Convention. The bog is now managed by the Countryside Council for Wales.

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Date Taken
Friday, 20 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 March, 2009
Category
Bog   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 685 626 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.7937N 3:55.5828W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 685 626
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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