The Old Toad of Borth Bog – Fairytales and Science

Join us for a walk on Borth bog with reserve warden Justin Lyons and storyteller Peter Stevenson, to hear how the fairytales and science tell the same stories. Find out about the Old Hag of the Bog, the train journey of the Rosy Marsh Moth, the Cardigan Bay Utopia, the three insect-eating plants, and of course the legendary Old Toad. Don't forget to bring your wellies! 

Meeting point: 2pm at the Visitor Centre at Ynyslas

What to Bring: Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for dirt tracks and possible rain! 

Grab your wellies and join us on an exploration of Borth Bog.

Storyteller Peter Stevenson will take you away to a world of the legends and myths of the area as we paddle around the bog! 

Learn all about the science of the area too, in this beautiful and fascinating place with an expert who knows all there is to know! 


  • Find out about the Old Hag of the Bog
  • Stories of Old Toad 
  • Science and fairytales coming together
  • Great for all ages

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