A mosaic of upland bog and heathland habitats with a history of mining for lead and zinc. A great place to see dragonflies and colourful mats of sphagnum mosses, dusk is the best time to see or hear nightjar.


Roughly halfway between Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed in the Gwydir Forest, accessed by a single-track road.
LL27 0YZ

OS Map Reference

A static map of Cors Bodgynydd

Know before you go

22 hectares

Entry fee


Grazing animals

Cattle all year round.

Walking trails

There is a good quality public footpath that crosses the reserve from east to west.


Very wet and boggy ground conditions, it is not recommended to leave the footpath.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Spring and summer

About the reserve

Cors Bodgynydd nature reserve is a mosaic of open water, streams, wetland, acidic grassland and heathland. This diversity is a result of variation in the underlying geology and the influence of mining activities in the past. The reserve is dominated by purple moor-grass, bog asphodel, bog myrtle, and bottle sedge. 

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Rob Booth
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)