Cosmeston to Sully Circuit
A level, easy walk, but farm gateways will be very muddy after rain, boots definitely required. A more up to date description of this route is available in our walks leaflet series.
Distance: 8 km (5 miles)
Difficulty: Grade D
Start Point: Cosmeston Lakes Country Park car park [Grid Ref ST179692 ]
Maps: Landranger 171, Explorer 151
Getting there from Cardiff Central:
by bus: Cardiff Bus route 94 to Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.
by car: on the A48 to Canton, then A4055 on road signposted "Penarth"; at traffic lights in Lower Penarth take Sully road, B4267 which leads you to Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.
Alternatively, you can leave a message on our Facebook page Current comments about the route:
Note D: at the two gates, the right hand one is currently tied shut, probably due to broken gatepost. I had to vault it. The track past the barns is overgrown with nettles and hard to see, just follow the edge of the field and you should get there.Sam - 2011-05-07
I have walked part of this route and I may be very dull but I found it somewhat difficult. Directions:
A - no problem
B - I still think imperial rather than metric (can you give distances in both)and there are umpteen options right - not one has a stile
C - Found this double stile and decided it was too steep for the people I was intending to take walking. The second stile "gave" into the corner of a field where there was a huge puddle/pond and all that was available to help potential walkers were a few logs cast into the corner of the pond. They did not look safe - it was a health hazard.
At this point I returned with my wife to the lakes for a hot chocolate and decided that when I bring my people it will safer to walk around the lake-main road-Cog-Sully-Sea Front-Sully Island and back to the lakes. Boring in parts but safer!
David - 2011-01-29