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Newport Wetlands, Newport

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • It's a great place to go if you want to get away from it all. There is an amazing children's play area with a lighthouse that the children can play inside, it's very safe. 
  • Great place to take the kids on a wet or dry day. With a choice of different walks if you fancy it or wander round making your own way, the odd sculpture hidden here and there, and some wildlife to se...  read more »
  • Very close to Newport but an escape from 'busy'. We go there to walk, usually a circuit that takes an hour or so but there are longer or shorter routes depending on preference/ability. Lovely to be by...  read more »
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