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The Countryside of Gwent

Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen
Discover the countryside of Gwent on holiday or on your doorstep



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Parks & Countryside
Blaenau Gwent Council presents the parks and countryside of the borough.

Gwent Wildlife Trust
Discover their Nature Reserves, the Wildlife and learn more about what they do.

Countryside & Parks - Newport
Parks, Nature Reserves, Biodiversity, Walking and more at the local council.

Nature and Conservation - Torfaen
Biodiversity, Walking and Cycling, Events, Landscapes, Nature Reserves and more...

Countryside - Caerphilly
Over three-quarters of the county borough is countryside...

Countryside - Blaenau Gwent CBC
More info from the council including local nature reserve designations, biodiversity...

Blaenau Gwent - Accessible Countryside
Details of accessibility to the countryside. Also see: Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Caerphilly, Newport.

Visit Monmouthshire
With ideas for walking and cycling in the region. Walking. Cycling.

Gwent Rambling Clubs
Rambling Clubs in Abergavenny, Chepstow, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth, Newport, Pontypool...

The Gwent Levels
The heritage, wildlife and wild beauty of the historic landscape of the Gwent Levels...

Wye Valley AONB
Website of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Brecon Beacons
Walking, Cycling, Caves, Nature Reserves & Gardens...

Nature reserves in Monmouthshire
Details of the Nature Reserves in the area at Wikipedia.

Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
Official tourism site with pages on outdoor adventures, nature & wildlife...

Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley
Information and ideas for activities and places to go at The National Trust.

The Valleys
Inspiration for places to go and things to do in the Valleys.

Torfaen Friends of the Earth
With the latest news and campaigning information.

Sponsored Listings

CoolStays in Gwent

From a cosy, romantic Shepherd's Hut to a historic gatehouse, eco-camps, even a temple, a dovecote and so much more, all with nature right on your doorstep.

Rural Retreats in Monmouthshire

A luxurious Shepherd's Hut in a totally secluded meadow and on the edge of a natural wood. An Orchard Cottage in the peaceful Wye Valley. How about a converted windmill by the Brecon Beacons National Park?

Latest News

  • Spring 2020 Newsletter issue

    Owing to current restrictions, we are not able to produce our newsletter, the Dipper, in printed form. The Publications page of this website has all issues, including the most recent.


    Due to Covid 19 and the ever changing situation it has been agreed that for the foreseeable future all indoor meetings and outdoor field meetings will be cancelled. Note also that all hides at Newport Wetland Reserve as well as the RSPB Centre and car park are closed as of 24th March. We would ask

  • WANTED – 2019 Sightings

    It’s that time of year again! Please send your 2019 records to the county recorder as soon as possible. Just download the Excel spreadsheet from the GOS website and enter your sightings – records should be submitted ASAP. Click here to see how to do this. Although we would prefer to receive records submitted using

  • Can you help with Newport Wetlands bird counts?

    Newport Wetlands are looking for volunteers with experience of counting and identifying wetland birds to help with the co-ordinated WeBS and winter High Tide counts at either Goldcliff Lagoons or Uskmouth Reedbeds.  WeBS surveys involve 3 hours on one Sunday a month while High Tide counts require 3 hours mid-week once a month, November to

  • Colour-ringed Curlew sightings requested

    Curlews were colour-ringed by a BTO/WWT team on the Usk estuary in 2015/16. There haven’t been many re-sightings of these birds although recently there have been a few reports from Goldcliff – one of these birds is aged at least 22 years! WWT has now started a Severn Curlew project, raising chicks in captivity for


    The South Wales Otter Trust are monitoring otters across South Wales and collecting data which is then passed on to local wildlife trusts, NRW and to SEWBReC. If you see otters please put your sighting on their facebook page together with a map reference :

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