The Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk (SOCRW) is an organised walk to raise funds for the Reservoir Action Group to stop developers spoiling a very special area of Cardiff.
The reservoirs and their surroundings are an area of outstanding nature conservation importance. Lisvane reservoir is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designated in 1972 for its wintering wildfowl, and the embankments of both reservoirs are a separate SSSI for their internationally important diversity of grassland fungi. Llanishen reservoir is also home to one of Wales' leading Sailing Schools which enjoys an international reputation.
Developers want to make the Llanishen reservoir either a landfill site or cover it with houses. This will forever destroy a treasured area of Cardiff.
By taking part in the Save Our Cardiff Reservoirs Walk you will help the campaign to stop the developers.
There is a choice of five routes:
Gold Route:across to Roath Park then along the Green Corridor (which includes the Cardiff reservoirs) to Caerphilly Mountain. From there they will go over the ridgeway to the Garth Mountain and back to Pontcanna on the Taff Trail. This is a circular walk of about 22 miles and 2000' of ascent.
Silver Route:This is a circular walk of about 17 miles and 1000' of ascent. It follows the Gold Route to the summit of Caerphilly Mountain then descends to the Taff Trail back to pontcanna.
Bronze Route:This is a linear walk of about 12 miles. A bus will take walkers from Pontcanna to Taffs Well. Walkers then go to the summit of Caerphilly Mountain then along the Green Corridor to Roath park and back to Pontcanna.
Copper Route:This is a linear walk of about 6 miles. A bus will take walkers from Pontcanna to Cefn Onn Park in Lisvane. Walkers then go along the Green Corridor to Roath park and back to Pontcanna.
Zinc Route:This is a circular walk of about 3 miles. From Pontcanna the walk goes towards Llanadaff on the west side of the Taff then returns along the east side of the river. and back to Pontcanna.