Borth Weekend

Embark on a weekend adventure into the Biosphere! On the first day, explore the fascinating submerged forest of Borth - a day filled with fun fieldwork, science for all ages, art and stories! The following day head grab your wellies and head to Cors Fochno - a peat bog located just outside Borth. 

Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Borth
  • The art and science of the submerged forest daytrip  
  • Cors Fochno - fairytales and science of Borth Bog daytrip 

We can also include additonal services as required, such as:

  • Transfers to/from Borth
  • Extra nights accommodation 
  • Extended travel to the rest of Wales
  • Any other services you may require
Day 1: Arrive in Borth 
On arrival in Borth, relax at your chosen accommodation for the evening. 
Overnight: Choice of Pebbles Guesthouse or Borth YHA. 
 
Day 2: Submerged Forest
Meet at 10am at Borth Youth Hostel and set off for your day of adventure.
Start the day by sampling the peat, hunting for animal prints and exploring flood damage, uncovering the science which may lie beneath the sand.Hear stories which surround this forest, observing the colours and textures of the various sediments, the shape of the sea, the nature of the trees and how it feels to walk amongst their ruined visage. Head indoors to undertake science and arts based works:
Room 1: Examination of the samples collected in the morning, microscope analysis of plants and animal remains they may contain and an introduction to how palaeontologists reconstruct the past. 
Room 2: Responding to the scientific fieldwork and walk along the beach participants will create their own visual legend with charcoal and clay, drawing pictures and sculpting models. They could also choose to record the scientific process via illustration and to write their own legend about the forest as a story or poem.
Visitors will be able to move between the two rooms, participating in both. They should be able to take their creations away with them.
Overnight: Choice of Pebbles Guesthouse or Borth YHA. 
 
Day 3: Cors Fochno - Fairytales and science 
Meet the rest of today's group at 2pm at Ynyslas visitors centre.
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! 

Highlights

  • Scientific experiments
  • Create artwork
  • Great family adventure
  • Accommodation in Borth

Route

  1. Aberystwyth