SN6862 : Cors Caron and Ceredigion farmland

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Tregaron, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Cors Caron and Ceredigion farmland
Cors Caron and Ceredigion farmland
This is a telephoto assisted image across the bog from the excellent boardwalk towards the farm at Llwyn-gwinau, north of Tregaron.

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, resulting in shallow pools. 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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SN6862, 185 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 682 624 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.6660N 3:55.8401W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 684 623
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Raised Bog  Nature Reserve  Hillside 

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