This nature reserve offers a haven for wildlife on the edge of the city, but is a great place for people too with a RSPB visitor centre, a café, shop and family activities and trails. It’s the ideal place to relax and enjoy a lovely slice of homemade cake and a hot drink whilst enjoying the view from the café window, followed by a browse in the retail area. There’s lots to discover about the wildlife and heritage of this special area, including spectacular views of the Severn estuary to enjoy all year round. The reed beds provide food and shelter for a wide range of birds, such as the Cetti’s warblers, bitterns and bearded tits. Ducks, geese and swans visit the reserve in large numbers during the winter, along with waders that can be seen on the foreshore, including curlew, dunlin and oyster catchers. We can also offer a variety of fun and informative activities and guided walks for a wide range of local interest groups. Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Natural Resources Wales in partnership with RSPB Cymru and Newport City Council for the benefit of wildlife and people. Car Parking charges apply.
“ Yet - never - in Extremity, It asked a crumb - of me”. Emily Dickinson. The importance of protecting and understanding our precious environment becomes ever more important. Unfortunately we know only too well the damage humans have done to nature, however nature has allies. The amazing work of the RSPB provides us with the ability to go and see and experience wildlife safely, in its natural surroundings. Newport Wetlands is a wildlife reserve in the south-east of the city Newport, South Wales. Another great example of nature reclaiming her territory, the reserve was established in 2000, to mitigate losses of wildlife habitat after the Cardiff Bay Barrage scheme was undertaken. Entrance is free, with car parking facilities (charges apply), refreshments, and a shop provided by the visitor centre. With guided walks and binocular hire available, a great day out is guaranteed.