Enjoy an easy circular walk around this pretty reservoir in Cardiff. The site includes a nice waterside path along Llanishen Reservoir with views of the adjacent Lisvane Reservoir. The reservoirs are located on the northern outskirts of the city. You can reach them on public transport by catching a train to Llanishen train station which is located about a quarter of a mile east of the site. Here you can pick up a footpath running for just over a mile around the water. The area additionally includes the Nant Fawr Meadows nature reserve where there is a mixture of woodland and open meadows.
Just to the south of the water you will find Roath Park. It's a nice place to extend the walk with wild gardens and a large lake to see. Not far from here is the River Taff where you can pick up the popular Taff Trail.
PostcodeCF23 6QT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Llanishen Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Llanishen Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Llanishen Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Llanishen Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
If you head south to Roath Park you could enjoy refreshments in the nice on site cafe.
The reservoirs are a good place to walk the dog and you'll probably see other owners on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The reservoir is one of the reservoirs constructed as part of the Taff Fawr scheme for supplying water to Cardiff and was completed in 1886. It forms part of the Nant Fawr Corridor from the top of Roath Park to the countryside beyond Cyncoed.