This walk is centred on Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs, which are both SSSIs (Site of Special Scientific Interest): Lisvane Reservoir is noted for the wildfowl that over-winter there and the embankments of both Reservoirs have recently been awarded the status because of the wide spectrum of waxcap fungi that they are a home to. The walk encompasses woodland and open meadows; much of the woodland along the Nant Fawr is maintained by The Friends of Nant Fawr (contact: www.nantfawr.org.uk) . The walk is mainly on pavements and good paths but sections A-B are prone to flooding and B-C can be waterlogged and muddy in wet weather.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles)
Start Point: Rhyd y Pennau rd - lane to reservoir [Grid Ref ST190813 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Bus 52: to Cyncoed Village (Rhydypenau Roundabout) ( go down Rhydypenau Road 100m and turn right up a lane closed to motor traffic by bollards to start Reservoir walk at Point A)
Bus 28, 29: to Lakeside Road West (or East) (for Roath Park Lake) or Rhydypenau Crossroads (to start Reservoir Walk at point F)
by train: Llanishen Station ( come out of the Station and go across the road to start Reservoir Walk at point D)