RSPB Newport Wetlands Reserve

Bearded Tit

Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve, RSPB Newport Wetlands, Nash, NP18 2BZ. OS Grid Ref: ST 334 834  

Newport Wetlands is a National Nature Reserve with many acres of reedbeds and wetlands crossed by easy to navigate paths.

A wide range of bird species use the reedbeds and mudflats to shelter, nest and find food, including bearded tits, oystercatchers and dunlin.

You can also see dragonflies and the rare shrill carder bee, mammals, snakes and orchids.

The visitor centre has toilets, café and shop.

Natural Resources Wales runs the reserve with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and Newport City Council. 


The reserve car park is on West Nash Road, between Nash Village and Uskmouth Power Station.

From the M4 Junction 24 or 28 take the A48 (Southern Distributor Road) to the southern industrial area, then follow the ‘Brown Duck’ signs from near Newport Retail Park to the Reserve.

Buses leave from the main bus station on Kingsway in Newport city centre, (service No. 63 from stand 29), see Newport Bus for timetable. 

Newport Wetlands Reserve

West Nash Road
NP18 2BZ

RSPB Cymru Community Outreach Officer

Telephone: (01633) 636350
Web: RSPB website

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust