|UNESCO biosphere reserve|
Cors Fochno, Aberleri Nature Reserve
|Plants||Bracken, gorse, heather, Scots pine|
|Animals||Adder, badger, blackcap, buzzard, Dartford warbler, fallow deer, nightingale, nightjar, willow warbler, woodcock, Otters, red kites, peregrines, hen harriers, Welsh Mountain Ponies|
|Designated||5 January 1976|
Cors Fochno is a raised peat mire located near to the village of Borth, in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. Lying on the south side of the Dyfi estuary, it forms a component part of the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. It was designated a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) biosphere reserve in 1976, and is the only such reserve in Wales.
A significant portion of the 652 acres (264 ha) former peatland complex was taken for agriculture; the surviving core area supports the largest expanse of primary near-natural raised bog in an estuarine context within the United Kingdom.
General site character
- Bogs. Marshes. Water fringed vegetation. Fens (85%)
- Heath. Scrub. Maquis and garrigue. Phygrana (9%)
- Humid grassland. Mesophile grassland (5%)
- Improved grassland (1%)
Otters, red kites, common buzzards, peregrines and hen harriers can be found here together with a number of Welsh Mountain Ponies, and adder, badger, blackcap, Dartford warbler, fallow deer, nightingale, nightjar, willow warbler, and woodcock. The site holds a population of rosy marsh moth, a very rare species in the UK.
In popular culture
- Borth, Borth bog, and the Borth railway station form the backdrop to the main storyline in Season 1, Episode 4 ("The Girl in the Water") of Y Gwyll (Hinterland in English), transmitted on S4C in 2013 and BBC1 Wales in January 2014.
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