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Cosmeston Lakes Country Park

2 miles (3.5 km)

Explore over 200 acres of woodland, meadows and wetlandhabitats in this popular country park in Penarth.
Cosmeston Lakes has a number of accessible gravel paths and wooden boardwalkstaking you around and between the two large lakes which form the centrepiece of the park. Around the lakes are bird hides where you can look out for mute swans, mallards, herons, egrets and diving birds such as the great crested grebe. The reedbeds around the lake also support a great deal of wildlife - look out for dragonflies and the rare Bittern.
Other walking paths take you through the peaceful woodland with oak, ash, elm, hawthorn and blackthorn trees. Look out for birdlife that includes woodpecker, tree creeper, nuthatch, tits and buzzards.
The wildflower meadows are also beautiful with the Sully Brook running through and a wide variety of plantlife including cowslips,primroseand birdsfoot trefoil,bee orchid, pyramidal orchid, butterfly orchid and the pink willow herb. Look out for rabbits and foxes in this area of the park
Also in the park is a reconstructed 14th century medieval village where costumed guides show you around the period furnished buildings.
Cosmeston Lakes is located just a few miles from Cardiff and Barry, near to the coast at Penarth.

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