Crymlyn Bog National Nature Reserve
If you’re looking to get up close with some of nature’s finest, then a stroll around Crymlyn Bog National Nature Reserve is one not to miss.
Home to an impressive array of wetland plants, birds and insects as well as beautiful wildflowers, your eyes will be drawn to every gorgeous scenery around you.
Two beautiful waymarked routes
Allow three-quarters of an hour for the Bog Walk, an easy one-mile route, which takes you along the boardwalk right into the heart of the fen.
Along the way, the magical sound of birdsong and wonderful colours of the blooming wildflowers will allow you to feel at one with nature, fully immersed in the beauty of the area.
Little ones will love looking out for the horses and ponies who live here and maybe they’ll even be brave enough to look out for the fen raft spider - the largest and most rare spider in the UK!
Up for something slightly longer?
Head out along the Bog and Balloons Walk and you’ll return through the ‘Balloon Field’ where you can soak up some interesting history!
See if you can spot the anchor points, still visible in the ground, where a barrage balloon was used in WW2 to deter German air attacks on the nearby oil refinery.
Wildlife lover’s paradise
Keep an eye out for some of the fascinating wildlife the bog is home to.
Watch as the dragonflies and damselflies dart over the open waters and enjoy the pretty colours of the butterflies as they dance past.
Buzzards, kestrels and red kites fly overhead – the perfect opportunity to see these impressive birds in flight.
Nearby nature reserve worth visiting
Less than five miles away, you’ll find Pant Y Sais, a larger nature reserve that’s easily accessible for wheelchair users.
It definitely won’t be long until you’re popping on your comfy shoes and setting off on another adventure here to see what gems you’ll spot.
Perhaps you’re planning on visiting at a different time of year to see the difference in colour and wildlife?
Whenever you visit, you’re in for a treat.