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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



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

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

RSS Gwent WT News
  • Enter our new Wildlife from Home competition 20th May 2020
    Get involved in our new photography and video competition and help us showcase Gwent's #wildlifefromhome
  • Protecting and restoring nature is more essential than ever 24th April 2020
    The Wildlife Trusts face huge challenges during coronavirus.
  • Fake News about Nature's Recovery 6th April 2020
    The Wildlife Trusts are getting a lot of media enquiries wanting evidence of nature returning while everyone has to stay at home during the coronavirus lockdown. While it’s clear that those goats in Llandudno had fun – and some ground-nesting birds will benefit from less disturbance – it’s simply not true that nature is recovering.
RSS Gwent Ornithological Society
  • It’s World Curlew Day! 21st April 2020
    Happily there have already been several reports of Curlew back in breeding habitat in Gwent but do keep them coming as Curlews are in rapid decline and it’s important to know their status in the county. Please submit all sightings to the County Recorder, giving a grid reference whenever possible, at . Breeding Curlews […]
  • Nesting birds – a reminder 11th April 2020
    Please do not post reports of nesting birds or sightings of rare or Schedule 1 breeders. Sightings which might lead to disturbance will be removed. Reports of breeding, particularly of Schedule 1 species, should be sent direct to the County Recorder.
  • Spring 2020 Newsletter issue 26th March 2020
    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.
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