Cors Abercamlo is a watery, wetland wander which winds around a boggy, woodland nature reserve. It is sheltered and offers some protection from the weather with a marked trail to follow and a bench to sit and look across the bog. This is a short, circular wander which is perfect for the littlest of legs who haven’t done much off-road walking as well as a wonderful place to explore wildlife; maybe with a magnifying glass or binoculars. Parking for this wander is on the side of a road and wellies are definitely recommended.
Distance: half a mile
Time: 30 mins (it took us 45mins after stopping to play and look)
From where you have parked go through the kissing gate, into the reserve and follow the path to the information sign.
From here you can turn left or right to follow the wooden markers with white tops on the circular trail – we went right, through a grassy field.
It was a VERY wet day when we visited (although the site is a bog so is probably quite wet most of the time!) Perfect for lots of splashing!!
The path goes through the woodland where we stopped to look at the catkins.
After continuing through the trees…
.. the path opens up.
We had a great time gently investigating frog spawn.
Continue to follow the markers back into the trees.
Some trees are just made for climbing – this one was perfect for our adventurers little legs.
As you wander around the edge of the bog you will cross a boardwalk, possibly spending ages running backwards and forwards across it (!), and encounter a bench to rest those worn out legs.
The post markers will now take you the short distance back to the beginning of the circle, bringing you out next to the information sign.
Use this map to guide you on your way. Click to enlarge.
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The map reference is SO 074 650.
Directions: From Crossgates roundabout, head towards Rhayader on the A44 for 0.7miles, then turn left after the red brick house onto the minor road signposted Llanyre. The reserve is on the left less than ¼ mile down the road. Park on the verge taking care not to obstruct gateways or the highway. The entrance is through the kissing gate next to the road.
The Beckingham family