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Nature Reserve:Cors Fochno at Dyfi National Nature Reserve & Centreadd to shortlist

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Ynyslas

Nature Reserve, free entry

Visitor Centre,
Ynyslas,
Borth,
Ceredigion,
SY24 5JZ

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Details

Cors Fochno is part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve, situated midway between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. Known locally as Borth Bog, Cors Fochno is one of the largest and finest remaining examples of a raised peat bog in Britain - peat has been accumulating here gradually and continuously for over 6,000 years and now reaches a depth of over 6 metres.

The bog’s formation started around 5500 BC when part of the estuary floodplain was covered by forest, but as sea levels rose, the forest was replaced by reed swamp and then peat bog.

The most westerly part is now eroded by the sea, but at low tide the stumps of long dead trees can still be seen on the beach near Borth.

The bog’s surface today is dominated by a tapestry of green, gold and red sphagnum mosses and many rare and unusual species live here including insectivorous plants like sundews, the rosy marsh moth and small red damselfly.

The Wales Coast Path runs around the edge of Cors Fochno between Borth and Tre Tallesin.

CORS FOCHNO WALK
Grade: Easy | Distance: 1 mile/1.4 kilometres | Time: 1 hour

Enjoy views over the huge peat bog on the circular boardwalk but please stay on the boardwalk – we don’t want you to sink or get stuck! .

The walk is a short walk from the small parking area around the edge of the bog which starts from the parking area. The track to Cors Fochno is on the south side of the B4353 three kilometres from Tre’r-ddol. Go through the gate at the start of the track (please close it after driving through) and the parking area is 800 metres along the track. Dogs are not allowed on this trail.

Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Prices

Free entry

Car parking is very limited and is free of charge.

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 14 Dec Macrame Workshops

Address

Visitor Centre,
Ynyslas,
Borth,
Ceredigion,
SY24 5JZ

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SN 610940  Lat: 52.52655 Long: -4.04949

What3words:

Take the B4353 off the A487 - at Tre'r Ddol if coming from the north or at Bow Street/Rhydypennau and through Borth from the south. Turn off north up the beach road at Ynyslas and keep on to the end where there is parking on the beach.

Cors Fochno is on the south side of the B4353 3km from Tre’r-ddol. Go through the gate at the start of the track (please close it after driving through) and the parking area is 800 metres along the track. The OS grid reference is SN 636 926.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Borth station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Notes

There is a circular boardwalk at Cors Fochno, which is suitable for wheelchair users.

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