Blow away the cobwebs and improve your fitness on a walk in and around Newport!
Wildlife walks - discover local flora and fauna
Usk Valley Walk
The Usk Valley Walk follows the river valley for 50 miles (80 kms) between the Ship Inn in Caerleon and Brecon.
The route is way-marked with yellow arrows and is maintained by Newport City Council, Monmouthshire County Council and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.
Wales Coast Path
The Wales Coast Path is the first in the world to encompass the coast of an entire country and opened 5 May 2012.
Download a guide to the route (pdf).
An accompanying larger scale map (pdf) is also available.
Dog walkers! Please note the dog control order which states that dogs must be kept on a lead on the coast path.
Visit the Wales Coast Path website for information on the whole route, including downloadable maps.
Newport City to Sea Walk
The Newport City to Sea Walk opened in May 2012 as part of the Wales Coast Path above.
The 8k walk includes slopes, stiles, steps and uneven ground.
Parking is available along Stephenson Street or at the Newport Wetlands car park.
Iron Bridge Circular Walk
Download and print the Iron Bridge Circular walk leaflet (pdf) for a self-guided walk in the stunning setting of Draethan, Ruperra Castle and Machen.
Many of Newport's cycle routes are also great for walkers and run through rural and urban areas.
These way-marked trails have been developed by council staff and involve some stiles, steeper inclines and declines and uneven ground.
Sturdy footwear or hill walking boots are recommended as is a bottle of water and a mobile phone.
Download the Countryside walks folder (pdf) and Countryside walks inserts (pdf)
Download leaflets in the Let’s Walk Newport series:
Small Walks for Small Feet (pdf)
Healthy Start Walks (pdf)
Healthy Challenge Walks (pdf)
South Gwent Ramblers
This local walking group organises guided walks to suit all walkers - from those who like a leisurely stroll to people who want to spend a day in the mountains.
There are walks every Sunday throughout the year and mid-week in the evening during the summer months.
Visit the South Gwent Ramblers website.