The best examples of a raised bog in Western Europe

Cors Caron, one of the best examples of a raised bog in Western Europe, emerged over 12,000 years ago from a glacial lake produced by the river Teifi, which has its source deep within the surrounding Cambrian Mountains.

Awarded Special Area of Conservation status, the bog is geographically divided into three raised areas of wetland, and is home to over 170 species of bird, otters and many rare plant species such as the Bog Asphodel and Cladonia portentosa.

Reflected in the ‘round house’ shape of the visitor hide, or ‘Ty Crwn’ the distinctive environment retains the feel of Tregaron’s bronze age past.

Visitors can also experience some of the bog’s more recent history, where the former Great Western Railway track used to cross the terrain, linking Tregaron to Aberystwyth by train. This route now forms part of the Ystwyth Trail providing access by bike and foot across this unique landscape.