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South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary

Nash Point Lighthouse

This southerly coastline takes in city landscapes, village life and magnificent views of the Severn estuary (the estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world at 49 feet and is home to the Severn bore).

Share your walk with the numerous wildfowl and waders that can be spotted along the way, particularly throughout the winter. Curlew and plover are common and, at peak times, the estuary is one of only a handful of British estuaries to hold more than 100,000 wading birds. The whole of the Newport coastal area is part of the Gwent Levels, an area of reclaimed salt marsh protected by sea defences and drained by artificial ditches known locally as reens.

Our leaflet for this area can be found in the resources section at the bottom of the page. The leaflet recommends some excellent walks that can be found along this section of the path as well as some great highlights that can be enjoyed along the way.

For more walking suggestions link to:

Resources

  • PDF document South Wales Coast & Severn Estuary Size (5 MB)
  • Map. This southerly coastline takes in city landscapes, quiet villages, major sand dune systems, the specatcular Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the magnificent views of the Severn Estuary (the estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world at 49 feet and is home to the Severn bore). Share your walk with the numerous wildfowl and waders than can be spotted along the way, particularly throughout the winter.

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