Newport Wetlands

Last week I went for a walk around Newport Wetlands and ended up getting lost.  And I don’t mean lost in the whimsical wandering sense, I mean, send out a frigging helicopter lost.  I had no idea that the RSPB Wetlands Walk turned into the Wales Coast Path and somewhere past the lighthouse I took a wrong turning and… well, I wandered a couple of miles towards the Severn Bridge without realising.  Oops.  The path became very quiet, very suddenly (what happened to all those “Bird People” with the hats and the binoculars?) and I had to jump a few fences to find my way back.  I got there in the end though and dragged my muddy boots into the RSPB cafe for tea and cake.




The path from the RSPB centre leads through fields of reeds and waterways.  It was so still and quiet when I was there, with the occasional bird chatter coming from somewhere inside the forest of reeds 🙂




Here’s where I took a wrong turning; instead of going back through the woods, I jumped onto the Wales Coast Path and walked off in the wrong direction…!




The RSPB cafe is probably the best place to watch the birds; i.e. in the warm with a hot drink!  It’s right on one of the wetland ponds with plenty of bird feeders placed along the window so you can sit and watch 🙂


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