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Newport Wetlands, Newport

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Newport Wetlands is a wildlife reserve covering parts of Uskmouth, Nash and Goldcliff, in the south-east of the city of Newport, South Wales.HistoryThe reserve was established in 2000 to mitigate losses of wildlife habitat when the Cardiff Bay Barrage scheme was undertaken.The site is owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales, the successor body to the Countryside Council for Wales. A purpose-built visitor and education centre for the site was opened, in West Nash, in March 2008 by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) with help from Newport City Council and water level management assistance by Caldicot and Wentloog Levels Internal Drainage Board.The reserve covers 437ha of the Caldicot Level, a low lying area of land bordering the northern shore of the Severn Estuary. Part of the site is a reclaimed fuel ash disposal site, although some farmland in Goldcliff and Nash has also had to be flooded to complete the work.
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  • Visited Newport wetlands today, admission is free, friendly helpful staff as soon as you walk through the door. Only had a short walk today, it was a bit cold, but on a warmer day, you could spend hou...  more »
  • Well its a struggle to reach by public transport but worth the effort. There are some designated walks around the reedbeds, woodland and alongside the estuary. It was a chilly day but I enjoyed seeing...  more »
  • Fab for a nice walk with the kids, with plenty of ducks to feed & a fab little park. Great for early evening strolls.  more »