Blow away the cobwebs and improve your fitness on a walk in 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.

Visit the Wales Coast Path website for information on the whole route, including downloadable maps.


  • Walkers should keep dogs under close control at all times when near livestock - it is an offence to allow dogs to chase or attack livestock.
  • Always bag and bin your dog's poo and never leave bags of dog poo lying around, even if you intend to pick them up later. 
  • Landowners should not keep a dangerous or intimidating dog on a public right of way, we will take action if a dog deters people from using the route. 

Newport City to Sea Walk

The Newport City to Sea Walk opened in May 2012 as part of the Wales Coast Path.

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

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)

Starter Walks (pdf)

Healthy Challenge Walks (pdf)

South Gwent Ramblers

This local walking group organises guided walks for 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.