Cosmeston Lakes and Country Park

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Cosmeston Lakes and Country Park is situated in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales, its not far from the coastal village of Penarth. The Country park is a designated nature reserve and some parts of the park are site of Special Scientific Interest protecting the rare and diverse plant and animal species.

It is a haven for lots of different species of wildlife and the site is also home to an historic medieval village. On our visit we were treated to many squirrels darting back and forth and the wild birds on the lakes were in abundance. There were plenty of picnic tables to sit at to have your lunch. The park is fantastic for bicycles, walking the dog the most of it wheelchair friendly and a wheelchair can be hired for free from reception. We didn’t even see all of the park as we were on a short space of time but we noticed a lovely adventure play park for children and at the entrance is a little cafe for refreshments. What struck me was the sheer size if the whole place and i can see why you would need a whole day or more to explore.

During the construction of the Lakes in the late 70s excavations dating back to the 1300’s. It was during this time that the project to restore the village and now it is possible to visit the village free of charge and experience what it would be like to live in medieval times in Cosmeston Village.

There are plenty of opportunities if you like your photography whether its landscape, nature and wildlife, there is hide which you can use free of charge to bird watch so remember your binoculars.

For more information them head here

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