Cors Goch Nature Reserve

Cors Goch Nature Reserve_Damie Hughes

A large National Nature Reserve with extensive wetlands, grassland and heath with a wide range of wildflowers and animals

Location

Just to the north-west of the village of Llanbedrgoch
Isle of Anglesey
LL78 8JZ

OS Map Reference

SH504816
A static map of Cors Goch, Anglesey

Know before you go

Size
95 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Adjacent to the main entrance there is limited roadside parking to the north-west of the village. Additional park is available along the un-made track that approaches the southern part of the reserve.

Grazing animals

Yes; horses, cattle and sheep may be present throughout the year.

Walking trails

A network of paths over a variety of terrains. There is a boardwalk across part of the wetland

Access

Paths cross a variety of ground, from open fields to muddy wetland margins. In places paths may be steep or slippy. There are numerous kissing gates which may restrict access. 

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

From May and through the summer is the best time for wildflowers, birds and insects. But a visit at any time of the year will provide the opportunity for some interesting wildlife encounters.

About the reserve

Cors Goch is Anglesey’s most complete fen basin and is primarily base rich fen sitting within a shallow valley fed with lime rich water from the surrounding land via several springs.  Cors Goch is much more than just a fen and there is associated limestone grassland,  acid grasslands and heath lands, woodland and scrub all forming a mosaic of habitats supporting a wide variety of plants and animals.  The reserve is home to many rare and threatened plants and animals’ species with 10 species of orchid, 15 species of dragonfly and over 19 species of butterfly recorded.

Contact us

North Wales Wildlife Trust - Chris Wynne
Contact number: 01248 351541

Environmental designation

National Nature Reserve (NNR)
Ramsar
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)