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The re-opening of Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs


The re-opening of Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs has been welcomed by Cardiff Council Leader, Cllr Huw Thomas.

The news, announced recently by Welsh Water follows a major redevelopment to bring the iconic Victorian reservoirs back to life as a hub for health and wellbeing and a haven for wildlife.

Cllr Thomas, said: "The opening of the new visitor centre signals the start of a brand-new chapter in the long history of the Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs.It has long been a commitment of my administration to see these important blue and green spaces back in use by the community and I'm delighted that we've been able to support Welsh Water to help make that happen."

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Water activities on Llanishen Reservoir, and the Visitor Centre at Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs (credit Welsh Water)


As well as a range of water activities including sailing, open water swimming,canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking,visitors can also enjoy 5km of paths around the reservoirs, which asSites of Special Scientific Interestare home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

The brand new two-storey visitor centre offers views across the reservoirs and includes a café and meeting rooms, and from September 2023 will also open as a restaurant at night.

Entry to the site is free (parking and activities will incur a fee). Booking is essential for water activities.

To find out more about what's on offer, visit: