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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

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Great place to walk our dogs

Very friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of areas to explore with our dogs. Becoming a regular... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Beautiful in Autumn

Cosmeston Lakes are a favourite for us as it's ideal for walking the dog whilst enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Penarth CF645UY, Wales
+44 29 2070 1678
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of areas to explore with our dogs. Becoming a regular destination whilst we are in Penarth.

1  Thank ElizaberthR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cosmeston Lakes are a favourite for us as it's ideal for walking the dog whilst enjoying the countryside views. The lake is lovely with the ducks, swans and geese in abundance and they seem quite at ease with people in close proximity, great for children...More

Thank cymraes191267
Reviewed October 9, 2018

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 September 23, 2018

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 September 14, 2018

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

2  Thank 6thMassExtinction
Reviewed September 6, 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 September 2, 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 September 1, 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 August 28, 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 August 27, 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
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Steve A
November 1, 2018|
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Response from cymraes191267 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what can be done, some dog owners can't be educated unfortunately. We walk our dog here occasionally and although we didn't encounter much dog poo we didn't see many bins either, not an excuse to just discard poo... More
Della H
August 29, 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
June 29, 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