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Nature Reserve, free entry

Cors Y Llyn Nature Reserve

Cors Y Llyn Nature Reserve


The Cors y Llyn Reserve is one of several mires in the old county of Radnorshire and is located to the south of Newbridge-on-Wye. This fascinating area consists of two basins with quite different biological qualities separated by a drier ridge of peat. These hollows were carved out of the bedrock by glacial action, and the basins are largely surrounded by wet woodland with fields of grassland beyond. Cors y Llyn also boasts a small and colourful herb-rich meadow as well as an expanse of open water with emergent vegetation.

From the car park, a fully accessible linear route on grass mesh and board-walk runs for 500 metres, through gates, fields and parts of the mire - finishing at some seating. This route takes in the herb-rich meadow and an extensive area of open water before reaching the mire entrance gate. There is open access within the meadow; however within the mire enclosure itself, keep to the board-walk to avoid sinking in the very deep soft ground and keep dogs on leads at all times.

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Map reference: SO 022560  Lat: 52.19361 Long: -3.43134

From Newbridge-on-Wye, travel a short distance south on the A470; as you leave the village, turn right off the new road onto the old A470. After 1.5 miles, cross over the Irfon river and after another 0.5 mile, turn right - a small, unsigned lane. Follow this lane through a farmyard to reach the car park for the Reserve.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Llandrindod station

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