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Newport Wetlands, Newport

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Wildlife Area
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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  • Took my grandchildren on the bus and they both walked all around collecting bugs and identifying butterflies from the book in their backpack. They then played on the park for another hour. When I even...  more »
  • This is a lovely little place right on the doorstep, great for children to learn about nature, my son often visits this place as he is a keen photographer, lots of birds to spot.  more »
  • You can spend a few hours walking around these Wetlands. There are lots of birds, ducks and swans to watch also feed. The children's playground is good entertainment while mum & dad have a quiet sit d...  more »