4 Places for an idyllic walk in the Newport Area

Get inspired by the beautiful location that is Newport, make sure you stop at these scenic spots for some fresh air.

 Nothing beats a leisurely walk surrounded by nature in the great outdoors for an enjoyable and inexpensive day out. There are plenty of great places in Newport to take elderly loved ones to stretch their legs and soak in the natural surroundings.

Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve

Tucked between the city of Newport and the Severn estuary, Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve is one of the best sites in the country for viewing bird life and the visitor facilities allow you to do just that. The reserve is part of the Gwent Levels and is made up of a diverse range of low-lying habitats, including wet grassland, reedbeds, saltmarsh and saline lagoons.

There is over 7 kilometers of walkways to explore, and every visit will be an adventure. This beautiful walk changes with the seasons and you are more likely to see different types of wildlife in every visit. All the paths around the Uskmouth reedbeds are accessible to wheelchairs and there are benches every 200 meters. If you want a better understand of the wetlands there are guided walks and information readily available.

After a beautiful stroll why not relax in the Café and treat yourself to a sandwich, cake, or snacks with a hot or cold drink. Accessible toilets are available on site and three electronic scooters are available to hire, free of charge. Please book on 01633 636363

Belle Vue Park

Belle Vue Park opened in 1894 after being donated to the town by Lord Tredegar. The park features are typical of a Victorian public park, including conservatories, pavilion, bandstand, and rockeries. The park has been a favorite of the residents of Newport throughout the years. Belle Vue Park was awarded the green flag status since 2008 and has been awarded Heritage status by CADW.

There is plenty to see whilst on your walk and the highlight to any visit to Belle Vue is the Tea Room. The Tea Room is set in a beautiful Victorian Pavilion surrounded by magnificent gardens. Take time to sample the gorgeous food and drinks on offer. The Tea room also hosts Afternoon Tea every day from 2.15pm. The Afternoon Tea will need to be booked in advance online. The park can be accessed from Cardiff Road, Belle Vue Lane, and Waterloo Road.

Tredegar Park

A surviving fragment of a once magnificent estate, the parkland at Tredegar House covers more than 90 acres. An oasis at the heart of a post-industrial landscape, the parkland provides a haven for wildlife and visitors alike and is beloved by the local community and their four-legged friends. The parkland is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Sweeping lawns, a serpentine lake and dotted woodland are nestled between the motorway and Duffryn estate waiting to be explored.

The estate also has three walled gardens that are some of the most important early eighteenth-century garden landscapes in Wales. The Orchard, Cedar and Orangery gardens have their own distinctive characteristics and a story to tell.

The perfect place to rest and refuel after exploring the grounds is the Brewery Café. Serving up a range of hot and cold dishes, cakes, bakes, and treats. Car parking in free for blue badge holders and Tredegar House also have a limited number of wheelchairs and one mobility scooter for visitors to borrow.

Fourteen Locks is the most spectacular flight of canal locks in South Wales. A scheduled ancient monument situated in this idyllic part of Newport. It lies on the Crumlin Arm part of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Surrounded by striking landscape, it is one of the most beautiful scenic waterways. The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre welcoming desk is manned by volunteers ready to assist you. They can provide information on local knowledge, history, circular walks and more. The Canal Centre craft shop offers unique handmade gifts, created by local and talented artisans.

There is also a cafe which offers a delicious range of mouth-watering food. Produce is sourced locally and prepared fresh to order. Meals are perfectly accompanied by speciality coffees and fair-trade teas. The friendly staff can cater for any dietary requirement including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian

There is very good access at the centre for wheelchair users and there is disabled parking and toilets available.

The surrounding areas of Newport have some of the best walking trails and parks for everyone to enjoy. It is important for the elderly to remain active and healthy, and it also helps them be socially involved with their loved ones and the local community.

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