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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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  • A great day out for the family. Excellent facilities, ample parking and a visitor centre with knowledgeable staff. A huge reserve with excellent paths taking you through reed beds and lagoons all the ...  more »
  • Great morning out with the grandchildren. Took a picnic. The children thought it was great fun eating with the ducks watching, fabulous little park and the children can run around. Free entry and not ...  more »
  • Beautifully maintained outdoor areas with designated paths around reed beds & wetlands area. Lots of wildlife & birds to spot, playgrounds for younger visitors & a great cafe with the most beautiful v...  more »