I was looking after grandson Ashley again today and as the weather is so good at the moment I decided to go to the Newport Wetlands. The site is run by the RSPB and is on the edge of Newport overlooking the Severn Estuary.
Although it’s been there for years I’ve never visited before today, even though it’s almost on my doorstep! They have a good visitor centre with a cafe and shop. You walk through and follow different paths around the reserve. The ‘meet and greet’ man suggested a good one that would be suitable for us as Ashley is still in a buggy for most of the time.
You can also join the Wales Coast Path from here. Do you fancy a walk along the 870 mile coast of Wales?
Pictures above – Severn Estuary, East Usk lighthouse, one of the lakes, a Coot, The Coast Path, wing sculpture.
We spent an hour walking around the paths trying to spot some birds and also took a look at the lighthouse and estuary. I took Ashley out of the buggy so he could have a walk about, he loved watching the grasses swaying in the breeze and we also took a look at some Coots and ducks on the lakes. He also liked scuffing along as the fine gravel was making a good sound!
We made our way to the play area but it was full of bigger children and the smaller kiddies play area was cordoned off for refurbishment. So we headed off to the picnic area for lunch – a home made picnic and cold drinks.
Pictures above: Running ahead, picnic time, scuffing his shoes.
I’m sure we’ll be visiting again.
So go on tell me..what’s on your doorstep that you’ve not visited?
Also linking to #Countrykids from Coombe Mill.