Walking

Newport-countryside

Blow away the cobwebs and improve your fitness on a walk in and around Newport!

Join us on Walk the Port, 9 September 2017

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.

Coastal Wales was named as the world’s best region to visit in the 2012 Lonely Planet travel guide. 

Download a guide to the route in English (pdf) or in Welsh (pdf).

Accompanying, larger scale maps in English (pdf) and Welsh (pdf) are 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.

Cycle Routes

Many of Newport's cycle routes are also great for walkers and run through rural and urban areas.

Countryside walks

Please email info@newport.gov.uk with any questions about these walks

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 English language folder (pdf) & English language inserts (pdf);

Download the Welsh language folder (pdf) & Welsh language inserts (pdf)

Download leaflets in the Let’s Walk Newport series: 

Small Walks for Small Feet English language

Small Walks for Small Feet Welsh language

Starter Walks English language

Healthy Start Walks Welsh language

Healthy Challenge Walks English language

Healthy Challenge Walks Welsh language

South Gwent Ramblers

A local walking group that organises guided walks to suit all types of walker 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.