Cors Ian (Ceredigion)

Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

This is an upland valley mire.  It has a good population of dragonflies with species including the Keeled Skimmer and Golden-ringed Dragonfly.  It also has many bird species and a small population of water voles.

The reserve is located along small lanes and is difficult to find.  It is recommended that a map is used to locate it.  From Aberystwyth, take the A487 to Cardigan, turn left on to the A485 after 3 miles, in Llanfarian.  In the village of Llanilar, turn left at the roundabout on to the B4575.  After about 3 miles, continue straight on, onto a narrow lane (rather than crossing the river on the right– Afon Ystwyth), follow this lane for about 1 mile then turn right (following the cycle path signs), continue on this lane for just over a mile, just passed Brynarth Guest House (on the right), the reserve is on the left on a sharp corner after a dip in the road. There is a small parking area at the entrance to the reserve.  There is a footpath running through the site and permissive paths lead to the top of the hill.  This site is not accessible to wheelchairs and push chairs.

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Grid reference: (main entrance) SN 669 695 (site centre) SN 672 696.

Nearest postcode: SY23 4HX.

Cors Ian (Ceredigion)