SN6862 : Boardwalk and pool on Cors Caron, Ceredigion

3 km from Tregaron, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Boardwalk and pool on Cors Caron, Ceredigion
Boardwalk and pool on Cors Caron, Ceredigion
An excellent board-walk allows access alongside this pool and well into the bog with many good places to stop and observe the wildlife and vegetation of this site. Cors Caron is a raised bog system covering 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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2011
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Thursday, 14 July, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 6 January, 2012
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Lowlands  Paths  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 687 626 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.7539N 3:55.4088W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 688 625
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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