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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

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Attractive in many ways, not in others.

Lots of plusses for being a country park which is wheelchair/pushchair friendly, obviously dog... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Country park - large green space on the doorstep of urban Cardiff

This park has had an industrial past - being used until the 1970s as a quarry and cement works... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of plusses for being a country park which is wheelchair/pushchair friendly, obviously dog friendly, free parking and a café with toilets. The scenery and layout is very good also that wildlife is encouraged with appropriate habitat. You just sense that managing the site better,...More

Thank OldWulf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park has had an industrial past - being used until the 1970s as a quarry and cement works. This unpromising start has created the main feature of the park - the two lakes. While the park is busy around the cafe and the children's...More

Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If a typical example of how overpopulation is destroying the earth and the ability to enjoy the simplest things in life is your thing; people looking at you side-ways when you want to walk the main trail around the lake when they are playing with...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

We visit regularly to walk around the 2 lakes. It is ideal for walking your dog, but please remember to keep it on a lead where signed to do so. There are always plenty of birds to see whatever the season. There is also a...More

Thank lesleyy
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Ideal spot for families and or dog walks. Lots different routes. Great play area for kids. Cafe ok but does need more outdoor seating. Free parking.

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We came here with our dog as we had heard it was a lovely place full of birds and they were very dog friendly. We were a little unfortunate in that we didn't see the path to take dogs around the back of the cafe...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place. Great walking around the lake. Remember please don't feed the wild fowl with bread it is very harmful. Better take some bird seed instead. Enjoy your visit.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A fab place to take the kids, a free walk and play park, great family friendly food in the cafe. The littles love to feed the ducks, squirrels and fish and we always buy a couple of bags of food. Take a jacket though, we...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Cosmeston and the park is beautiful, the routes are all marked for dog walks and the lakes are stunning, especially with the swans and ducks. Responsible bird feed is also sold for £1 in the visitor centre but the thing that spoilt...More

Thank Kendra C
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We love cosmeston on a sunny day, walking around the lake, feeding the swans, squirrel watching, looking for tadpoles, watching herons and reedwarblers. The wildlife is amazing. Lovely coffee shop and play area for the children. Definitely a must to visit if you are in...More

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Della H
29 August 2017|
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Response from Nigel P | Reviewed this property |
I believe it can be arranged with clubs etc. but you are unable to take your own kayak and use the lake. As far as I am aware sailing, swimming and the use of radio controlled boats is very limited and by prior opointment... More
Jack and I
29 June 2017|
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Response from Craig S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's on a bus route and there are no entry fees to the lakes
shuhebur n
17 April 2017|
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Response from Sophie W | Reviewed this property |
The lakes are always open, not sure about the cafe.