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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village

Cosmeston has a variety of habitats covering over 100 hectares of land and water, some areas designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest protecting the rare and diverse plant and animal species.

 

The Country park opened to the public in 1978 and gained Local Nature Reserve status in May 2013. Today Cosmeston Lakes Country Park is a haven for local wildlife.  

Facilities

  • Bird Hide available overlooking the western lake. The hide is open 24hrs free of charge.

  • Cafe includes toilets and nappy changing facilities
  • Adventure Playground

  • BBQ and Picnic Areas
  • Bicycles are welcome. Bicycles are not permitted on the boardwalks.
  • Dogs welcome. Please ensure dogs are kept under control and on leads in the car park and around the east lake
  • Permit required for some areas.
  • Reception with gift shop and orienteering maps available for hire
  • Free car parking
  • Drones and radio controlled aircraft are not permitted in the park for health and safety reasons.
  • Conservation Areas
  • Lake can only be hired by water sport clubs and model boat clubs registered with the Vale of Glamorgan Council
  • Swimming is prohibited
  • Toilets
  • Woodland
  • Walking Routes
  • Free wheelchair hire at reception

 

Cosmeston Lakes Map

BBQ Food

Barbecues and Picnics

Three small BBQ units catering for up to 30 people and a larger BBQ catering for up to 100 people. There are picnic tables and benches found throughout the country park for your use, please ensure disposable BBQ units are not placed on the tables.

 

Charges: £20 small BBQ, £38 large BBQ, plus £20 deposit.

 

 

Horse riders

Horse Riding

Horse riding is permitted along the mile road bridle way, however, if you wish to ride on the main paths round the East and West lakes you will have to purchase a permit at £20 per year available from reception.

 

Permit Cost: £21

 

Adventure Playground

An adventure playground, located on the opposite side of the lake from the car park, has a range of climbing equipment, swings, slides and a boat. Dogs are not permitted within the adventure playground.

 

 

Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

Lavernock Road

Penarth

Vale of Glamorgan

CF64 5UY

 

 

  • 029 2070 1678