Following a major redevelopment, bringing Cardiff’s iconic reservoirs back to life, Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs has opened.

Built in the late-19th century, Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs are a Victorian landmark – covering 110 acres of green and blue space and home to amazing flora and fauna – offering an oasis of calm in Cardiff. Since acquiring Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs in 2016, Welsh Water has been working with partners and the local community to bring the reservoirs back into operational use and has created a hub for health and wellbeing, whilst protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the site.

A brand new two-storey visitor centre offers spectacular views across the reservoirs and presents an exceptional food experience, featuring the finest Welsh produce, which can be hired exclusively for corporate events. Meeting rooms are also available for hire and group water sports and wildlife activities can be arranged for corporate experiences.

With the reservoirs restored, water sports enthusiasts can sail on Llanishen reservoir where Hannah Mills OBE, the most successful female sailor in Olympic history, learned to sail. Canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking also forming part of the water sports programme.

Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs is also one of four protected green corridors into the capital city of Cardiff, connecting the urban landscape with the ancient woodland to the north.

Encompassing two statutory Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and considered to be of national ecological value, corporate groups can enjoy 5km of circular paths as nature trails with bird hides. 

Three women on a raft with oars and lifejackets on
group of people wild water swimming in the reservoir

Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs

We look forward to welcoming visitors to Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs – which is a wonderful addition to Cardiff’s green spaces. We hope that people of all ages from across Cardiff and beyond will visit the reservoirs, to reconnect with nature and water, making memories together.”

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