Events and Activities

Information on events and activities taking place at locations across the Vale of Glamorgan's Coast and Countryside.

Cosmeston Lakes ‘Scavenger Hunt’

Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May

Come along to Cosmeston Lakes and have a go at our ‘Scavenger Hunt’.  Collect your map from reception, follow the clues to answer the 10 questions and collect 5 listed items.  Once you have completed the Scavenger Hunt return to the reception to check your answers and claim your bag of sweet goodies.



Time Anytime between 10.00am and 3.30pm

Cost £3.50 per person


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This is a self-led activity based around the east lake; children must be accompanied by an adult.


Group of nordic walkers with their walking poles

Age Cymru, Nordic Walking Courses

Age Cymru offers regular Nordic Walking courses at Cosmeston Lakes for the over 50s. The courses are run over five consecutive weeks, each session lasting approximately two hours. Days and times vary according to demand. All poles are supplied for the course. 


The sessions give an opportunity to try out some of the techniques in this fast growing and enjoyable form of exercise.


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With a variety of woodlands, beaches and commons there are plenty of places to explore by foot across our countryside and coastal areas. Pop into one of our visitor centres for walking guides, orienteering routes, maps and nature trails.



The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is now easily accessible for cyclists along the road from Cardiff to Bridgend. You can also take a ride through our country parks and explore the nature and wildlife along the way.


Water Sports

With 14 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that the water is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. Visit the Heritage Coast Centre or Cosmeston Lakes for more information about surfing, kayaking, diving, paddle boarding and windsurfing.