Tours & Talks

See & Learn

Cardiff’s iconic Reservoirs

Brought to you by Welsh Water

Tours & Talks

With its abundant wildlife, rich ecological value and interesting history, Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs offers a wealth of things to see and learn, for people of all ages.

Our friendly and knowledgeable rangers have an in-depth knowledge of the reservoirs and may be booked for a range of activities.

See & Learn: Ranger Tours

Schoolchildren of all ages are welcome for pre-booked educational visits.

Guided tours with a ranger vary in length from 30-minute accessible short walks to 90-minute site-wide see and learn tours*.

During each session, the ranger talks about the history of the reservoirs and identifies some of the many species found on site.

Lunch and/or refreshments can be arranged, supplied by our in-house catering team, or participants are welcome to bring their own lunch to eat in one of our picnic areas.

Tour Duration Up to 15 people16 – 30 people
Short Tour30 minutes£15.00£25.00
Medium Tour60 minutes£25.00£40.00
Long Tour (available April – September)90 minutes£40.00£50.00

Contact lisvaneandllanishen@dwrcymru.com to find out more.

*Please note that the paths around Lisvane Reservoir are closed between October and March and therefore tours during the winter months will not include Lisvane Reservoir.

Ranger Talks – Off-Site Meetings & Events

Our rangers can also give talks or participate in Q&A sessions at events or for groups such as schools.

Prices for rangers conducting talks off site is £70 per talk of 1 hour (an additional charge applies for travel outside of Cardiff and surrounding area).

Contact lisvaneandllanishen@dwrcymru.com to find out more.

The Roundhouse Education Centre

Hidden away in a secluded part of the site we have a beautifully hand-crafted roundhouse surrounded by woodland – perfect for an outdoors lesson, storytelling, or crafting activity.

This space is free to book for community and school groups only, and a ranger will be provided for your safety. Must be booked in advance.

Contact lisvaneandllanishen@dwrcymru.com to find out more.

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Welsh Water Education

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is committed to continuously improving, whether it’s replacing pipes, protecting the environment or looking for innovative ways of doing things. We think it’s fair to share this knowledge which is why we want to inspire younger generations by working with schools and teaching them about the value of water.

We offer a comprehensive education programme which, in 2019-2020, reached more than 75,000 children. More than half a million children have benefited from our since the programme was established in 2001.

Find out more here.