Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Gwent Levels from above walk

Through the reed beds of Newport Wetlands, this 5 mile walk takes in the East Usk Lighthouse, St. Mary’s Church in Nash and Newport Docks, ending in a birds-eye view of this unique landscape from the iconic Newport Transporter Bridge (weather permitting)!

Meet at: Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport NP18 2BZ (£3 Parking)

Cost: £5.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Apr
26
10:30 AM10:30

Churches of the Gwent Levels Walk

Discover more about churches on the Gwent Levels visiting St. Mary’s in Nash and churches at Goldcliff, Whitson, Redwick and Magor.

We will have time to look around the outside and the inside of some of the churches with some fascinating history thrown in along the way!

Meet at: Withy Walk Car Park, Magor

Cost: £5.00 – BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Apr
29
12:30 PM12:30

Not getting lost: The art of map reading

Join Richard Bakere from Gwent Wildlife Trust to learn more about how to make the best use of maps and learn new navigating skills. A course aimed to give people confidence in their navigation skills and encourage exploration of the outdoor environment.

The course will partially take place outside so bring suitable clothing and footwear. In addition if you have any please bring any Ordinance Survey maps of the Magor area in 1:25000 or 1:50000 scales and a compass.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD



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May
3
12:30 PM12:30

Water vole survey training

Join Lowri Watkins, Gwent Wildlife Trust’s  Water Vole Project Officer, for an afternoon learning how to survey for one of our iconic Gwent Levels species, the water vole (Arvicola amphibius), at the beautiful Magor Marsh reserve.

Sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for walking outdoors around Magor Marsh Nature Reserve. Thick long-sleeved and long-trousers advised.

The outdoor survey element will involve going across uneven, muddy ground and through thick vegetation.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £45 for people pursuing CPD (Free to conservation volunteers)



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May
8
7:00 AM07:00

Dawn Chorus walk at Magor Marsh

Join Andy Karran from Gwent Wildlife Trust for an early morning walk to listen to the dawn chorus at the beautiful Magor Marsh nature reserve. We will be finishing off with a cup of tea and welsh cake back at the Centre!

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £8 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members  £6 for members

Booking essential

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May
14
12:30 PM12:30

Cut, Wedge and Handle - Hand tool maintenance

Learn more about how to sharpen, re-handle and repair your hand tools with Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Richard Bakere. Discover the best techniques for sharpening your shears, an axe or even a billhook. Find out how to replace a handle for a spade/ fork and an axe/hammer.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Booking essential

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May
16
to May 23

Levels through a Lens - Photography and Illustration Exhibition

Students from Coleg Gwents Foundation course in Digital Photography and Illustration degrees will be exhibiting their images of the Gwent Levels ranging from landscapes, heritage features and people to artistic renditions of 12 of our iconic wildlife species in the beautiful setting of The Orangery at Tredegar House.

Meet at: The Orangery, Tredegar House, Newport NP10 8YW

Cost: Normal House admission price applies

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

BioBlitz the Castle!

Join us to explore and record the biodiversity of Caldicot Castle and Country Park. Expert wildlife recorders and resources will be on hand to help with species identification, plus you will be able to learn how to use apps and websites to turn your sightings into records.

Meet at: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot, Chepstow NP26 4HU

Cost: FREE - DROP IN

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification training course

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust at Magor Marsh SSSI to learn about the ecology of bumblebees on the Levels, and how to identify them.  The workshop will include an introductory talk followed by a field session where you will have the opportunity to learn bumblebee survey techniques and learn how to identify bumblebees.

At the workshop you will have the opportunity to sign up to BBCT’s BeeWalk Scheme http://www.beewalk.org.uk/ - a national recording scheme which monitors the abundance of bumblebees on transects across the UK.

Refreshments will be provided during the indoor session but please bring along a packed lunch and drinks, and suitable outdoor clothing for the field session.

Cost: FREE

Meet at: Magor Marsh SSSI, Whitewall, Magor, Gwent 

To book a place or for more information: please contact Sinead at Bumblebee Conservation Trust

sinead.lynch@bumblebeeconservation.org

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Otter survey training

Join Lowri Watkins, Gwent Wildlife Trusts’ Conservation Project Officer, as she takes us through a practical course designed to give budding conservation volunteers the skills needed to survey for these charming creatures.

Sturdy footwear and clothing suitable for walking outdoors around Magor Marsh Nature Reserve.

The outdoor element will mostly be along gravel paths/boardwalk but we may go across uneven, muddy ground.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: FREE - unless it is going towards CPD then it will be £35.



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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Born in a Bog Cycling Tour

Saddle up and enjoy a cycling tour of the Gwent Levels around the parishes of Magor and Redwick, discover its history, how the land was reclaimed and how the drainage system is maintained. Bring a bike, a helmet and suitable clothing for all weathers! 

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: Members £10 Non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £13.

Booking essential: 

 

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May
28
11:00 AM11:00

BioBlitz the Marsh!

An event for all the family. Working alongside wildlife specialists we will identify as many species of plant, trees, bugs, mammals and birds that are present on this day. Wear long sleeves and trousers. Refreshments in the centre. Parking limited, so please park in Magor village if possible.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD 

Cost: £2 per child – DROP IN

info@gwentwildlife.org 01600 740600

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May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Stories and songs from the Levels

Storyteller Christine Watkins and musician Guto Dafis (voice, accordion) bring you an evening of stories, folk legends and music from the Gwent Levels in the cosy surrounds of the Farmers Arms in Goldcliff.

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Come in time to get settled with a drink and a comfy seat. The performance will begin at 8pm.

Signed copies of Christine Watkins’ new book Gwent Folk Tales will be available to buy.

Meet at: The Farmer’s Arms, Goldcliff Road, Goldcliff, Newport NP18 2AU

Cost: FREE

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Jun
5
10:00 AM10:00

Free Solitary Bee Identification Workshop

This one day workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of solitary bees. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about solitary bees and improve their identification skills.

Meet at: RSPB Newport Wetlands

Places are limited and booking is essential

To book a place or for more information please contact Buglife Cymru at wales@buglife.org.uk or call 02922 405601

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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Gwent Levels Revealed Launch and open day

BBC ‘One Show’ wildlife reporter and RSPB President Miranda Krestovnikoff will be opening a new tactile timeline relief model sculpture and joining in with some free fun family activities at Newport Wetlands, as part of the launch of the Living Levels ‘Gwent Levels Revealed’ project – and you’re invited!

Miranda will be unveiling a unique bronze relief model and a steel etched timeline created by artist Ruben Eynon, based on a relief model of a typical area of Gwent Levels landscape showing the intricacies of the historic drainage system and sea defences and their key role in maintaining the habitats and landscape which survives today.

This feature is sure to delight visitors to the Wetlands and forms a major part of some exciting new exhibits and features coming to the Environmental Education and Visitor Centre, showcasing the fascinating ways in which the Gwent Levels landscape has been created and maintained throughout the ages, from early occupation through Roman reclamation to modern times. Exhibits include a small exhibition space including an Augmented Reality (AR) interactive map of the Levels by Andy O’Rourke (Malarky Arts) , a poem by famous local poet W H Davies and a range of replica prehistoric bones, tools and artefacts from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age for handling.

If you would like to meet a Roman, see a coracle, or even have a go at cave painting come on down and join Miranda at Newport Wetlands! Enjoy activities and demos celebrating the history and natural heritage of the Gwent Levels. 

Meet at: Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport NP18 2BZ

Cost: FREE - please note there is a £3 car park charge at this venue

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

BioBlitz the Lake!

Join us to explore and record the biodiversity of Hendre Lake Park. Expert wildlife recorders and resources will be on hand to help with species identification, plus you will be able to learn how to use apps and websites to turn your sightings into records.

Meet at: Hendre Lake Park, Cypress Dr, St Mellons, Trowbridge CF3

Parking: Please note the park is in a residential area so parking is limited. However, there is parking at the nearby Beacon Centre with access to a great café and toilets. The park is walkable from the centre but we do have access to transport if needed. Please let us know at info@livinglevels.org.uk

Cost: FREE – DROP IN



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Jun
20
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Day

The fourth in our Wild Watch Training days series. Through talks, field walks and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions, we will introduce you to 12 Gwent Levels target species and basic survey skills.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meeting at: Newport Wetlands

Cost: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jun
27
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Day

The fifth in our Wild Watch Training days series. Through talks, field walks and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions, we will introduce you to 12 Gwent Levels target species and basic survey skills.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meeting at: Magor Marsh

Cost: FREE - BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jul
3
10:00 AM10:00

Learning about the Levels at Rogiet Countryside Park

A fun family treasure hunt around this hidden gem!

Answer riddles and rhymes in a quest to find out more about the wonderful wildlife, heritage and history of this area of the Gwent Levels.

Why not bring a picnic to enjoy after the event?

Children to be accompanied by an adult. Assistance dogs only please.

Meet at: Rogiet Countryside Park - Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport in Rogiet at the sign for Severn Tunnel Junction Station. Near the entrance to the Railway Station take the road bridge over the railway line. Take the next turning on the right down into the car park for Rogiet Countryside Park (ST 462 874), Postcode NP26 3TZ

Cost: FREE

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Jul
6
10:30 AM10:30

Coastal Path, Severn Tunnel and ancient chamber

On this 6 mile (9.5km) walk we will be following the Wales Coast Path to Sudbrook, with its spectacular pump house for the Severn Tunnel. Continue to the second Severn Crossing before turning inland to follow paths to the historic church at Portskewett. Carry on past Heston Brake burial chamber to enjoy spectacular views over the Gwent Levels and on through woodland and open fields to reach the Coast Path near St. Pierre Pill before returning to Black Rock. Mainly flat with 2 stiles.

Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Assistance dogs only. Wear stout shoes or boots and bring waterproof clothing.

Meet at: Black Rock Picnic site. Leave the A48 (T) old road from Chepstow to Newport at a large roundabout 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Chepstow following the sign “Caldicot 3, Magor 7 (Portskewett 2).” Very shortly turn left along the road signed “Portskewett 2, Sudbrook 3.” On reaching the outskirts of Portskewett turn down Black Rock Road (signed “Black Rock Picnic and Lave Net Fishery Site”). Black Rock Picnic Site car park is at the end of the road on your right (ST 512 881). Postcode NP26 5TP.

Cost: FREE but BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jul
6
11:00 AM11:00

BioBlitz the House!

 

If you visited Tredegar House last summer you may have stumbled across an unusual sight in the parkland. 

The far end of the typically perfectly mown pleasure grounds became a maze of long grass and meandering pathways as part of our priority grassland project.  A total of 12 hectares are now priority grassland habitats with the view to integrate further wildflower species in the future. 

With a staggering decline in Britain’s wildflower meadows we are working hard to play our part in protecting these important habitats and giving nature a home to thrive. When you visit this summer,  keep your eyes peeled for the swifts and swallows feeding on the thrips in the Orchard Garden or marvel at the bright colours of the damselflies and Commas now found in the parkland.

Join us to explore and record the biodiversity of the grounds of this fantastic house. Expert wildlife recorders and resources will be on hand to help with species identification, plus you will be able to learn how to use apps and websites to turn your sightings into records.

Meet at: Tredegar House

Please note: There are car park charges at this venue

 

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Jul
13
12:00 PM12:00

Life on Marsh Festival!

Watch this green space!

A wildlife and heritage mini-festival to celebrate all the wildness and wonder of the Gwent Levels since the dawn of time.  Spend a long afternoon relaxing against a backdrop of stunning, natural surroundings, enjoying some fantastic local music, drama, storytelling and dance acts.

There will be plenty of time to explore bugs, watch birds, wander through the meadow flowers and make something beautiful. It promises to be an event like no other held at Magor Marsh in living memory!  

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, NP26 3DD

Cost: £2 per person arriving on foot or bike. £10 per car (up to 5 people) includes parking

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Dragonfly and Damselfly Identification

Ever wanted to know the difference between dragonflies and damselflies or get your eye in to learn the difference between your hawkers and your hairy dragonfly?

Then this is the course for you! The very knowledgeable Chris Hatch will start you off in the classroom and then take you outside at Magor Marsh to discover these wonderful ‘flying dragons’!

Price: £12 non-Gwent Wildlife Trust members £8 for members

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Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Event

Would you love to learn more about our Living Levels’ wildlife? Then join us for a series of training events to help you gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to help survey and record wildlife. Book early as places are limited.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meet at: The Beacon Centre, St. Mellons

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Willow dragonflies, snails and flowers

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels so why not come along to Magor Marsh and discover different techniques of willow weaving and basket making.

During this course you will learn the technique of a basket base to make the centre of your flower and then shape willow into petals. You will also make a dragonfly using the corn dolly weave using a jig and also free hand.

Join Sarah Hatton of Hatton Willow in the beautiful surrounds of this popular Nature Reserve!

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £30 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £25 members


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Aug
29
10:30 AM10:30

Discover Local History - Newport

Part of our Discover Local History series – this workshop will focus on the records we hold for Newport.

There will be an opportunity to view and handle some of the records, as well as an introduction to our Research Room.

Meet at: Gwent Archives, Steelworks Road, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent NP23 6AA

Cost: £5

To book a place: Please contact us at 01495 353363 or enquiries@gwentarchives.gov.uk.

Booking is essential!

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Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Gwent Levels History and Archaeology Day!

After a successful event last year we take another step back in time through this year’s Time-Tunnel: Tredegar discovering the fascinating origins of the unique Gwent Levels!

A fun day for all the family including demonstrations, exhibitions and activities.

Details to follow so keep checking for updates!

Cost: Tredegar House Home Farm (History Day) - admission free

Orchard Garden - Normal admission applies

 

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Big Skies at Caldicot Castle!

Following on from the hugely successful Big Skies event at The Newport Wetlands in 2018, Tin Shed Theatre Co. are gearing up for another inclusive community, outdoor performance event celebrating the Gwent Levels, that will surely be fun for all the family. With lots of interactive elements to take part in they are looking for the local community to get involved, if not to just come and see Caldicot Castle in all its glory! When is it? We hear you cry?

Well, it will be on the 5th of October 2019, so be sure to save the date for Big Skies 2019!

Tin Shed Theatre Co specialise in outdoor spectacle with their recent show Moby Dick on the Transporter Bridge in Newport. They will be sure to transform and inhabit the castle in an exciting and spellbinding way. You can expect live performance and storytelling as dusk arrives over the castle.

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For more information and to see what to see what happened at Big Skies 2018 visit their website on www.tinshedtheatrecompany.com we hope to see you there!

In the meantime, check out our video of Big Skies 2018 at Newport Wetlands…

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Marshy Monday – Long legged Birds!

An event for all the family celebrating cranes and other long-legged birds of the Gwent Levels. Follow a fascinating fact-filled trail all about these birds with a chance to pond dip for their favourites treats and see the nest of Magor Marsh’s resident egret.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £2.00 per child – DROP IN

info@gwentwildlife.org 01600 740600

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Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Intertidal Archaeology recording project

A four day training course on recording intertidal archaeological finds for up to 25 people. A team led by Professor Martin Bell (University of Reading) will train and guide the course participants in intertidal field recording, finds processing, analysis and report writing.

Meet at: Peterstone Great Wharf

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Apr
5
10:00 AM10:00

Weaved Willow for your garden

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels so why not come along to Magor Marsh and make some fantastic features for your garden.

This course will also include different traditional techniques of willow weaving and basket making.

Booking essential

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £30 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members, £25 members

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Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Path Wildlife Walk

Join Andy Karran and Richard Bakere of Gwent Wildlife Trust on a coastal walk from Magor to Goldcliff. Discover the scenery, wildlife and history of the Gwent Levels, watching waders and wildfowl present on the estuary as the tide rises. Stout walking shoes are recommended.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £15 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members  £10 for members



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Mar
26
12:30 PM12:30

Grip cutting and historic drainage features of the Gwent Levels

Join Richard Bakere from Gwent Wildlife Trust to learn more about how and why the Gwent Levels isn’t permanently under water.

We’ll all get involved in re-cutting a historic drainage grip by hand and see a modern mechanical alternative of how it can be achieved.

We’ll go through the special drainage features of the Gwent levels and discuss their benefits for Wildlife and the risks they face.

The course will partially take place outside so bring suitable clothing and footwear - including gloves and safety boots if you have them.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Booking essential

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Archaeological discoveries at Peterstone and Redwick

Join us for another fascinating evening as Professor Martin Bell from the University of Reading demonstrates how archaeological evidence can illustrate the rich record of past human activity and changing environments in the Severn Estuary Levels.

The talk concerns 27 years work on the foreshore archaeology locally. The main focus will be stone age sites including footprints and an Iron Age settlement at Goldcliff. A Bronze Age settlement at Redwick will also be discussed and finds at Uskmouth. 

Please note: This is a similar to the talk on 19th March.

Meet at: Peterstone Village Hall, Broadstreet Common, Peterstone  CF3 2TR

Cost: FREE Booking essential:

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Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

Intertidal archaeological discoveries at Goldcliff, Nash and Redwick

Join us for a fascinating evening as Professor Martin Bell from Reading University demonstrates how archaeological evidence can illustrate the rich record of past human activity and changing environments in the Severn Estuary Levels.

The talk concerns 27 years work on the foreshore archaeology locally. The main focus will be stone age sites including footprints and an Iron Age settlement at Goldcliff. A Bronze Age settlement at Redwick will also be discussed and finds at Uskmouth. 

Meet at: Nash Community Centre, St.Mary's Road, Nash Village Newport NP18 2DD

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL:

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Mar
7
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Day

The third in our Wild Watch Training days series. Through talks, field walks and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions, we will introduce you to 12 Gwent Levels target species and basic survey skills.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Make a willow garden trug

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels so why not come along to Magor Marsh and make a traditional and useful garden trug! Join Sarah Hatton of Hatton Willow in the beautiful surrounds of this popular Nature Reserve!

Booking essential

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD

Cost: £30 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £25 members

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Feb
28
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Day

The second in our Wild Watch Training Days series. Through talks, field walks and ‘hands-on’ practical sessions, we will introduce you to 12 Gwent Levels target species and basic survey skills.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meet at: The Beacon Centre, St. Mellons

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

Focus on Willow!

An event for all the family! Try your hand at making a willow fish, willow hurdles and a willow web and maybe something more adventurous. Learn about this amazing tree and its importance to people and wildlife on the Gwent Levels.

Meet at: Magor Marsh Nature Reserve, Derek Upton Centre, Whitewall, Newport NP263DD - DROP IN

Cost: £2 per child

Parking restricted so please use available parking in Magor village if possible

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Feb
21
10:30 AM10:30

Wild Watch Training Event

Would you love to learn more about our Living Levels’ wildlife? Then join us for a series of training events to help you gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to help survey and record wildlife. Book early as places are limited.

You will need to sign-up and register as an RSPB volunteer so click here for more information.

Meet at: Newport Wetlands (£3 parking charge)

Cost: FREE -  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

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Jan
26
9:30 AM09:30

Birdwatching for Beginners at the Wetlands

This is the perfect opportunity to improve your birdwatching skills and get some practice in before the biggest wildlife survey of the year, the Big Garden Birdwatch.

Meet at: Newport Wetlands, West Nash Road, Nash, Newport NP18 2BZ
Cost: RSPB members £4.40 / non members £5.50

Booking essential: newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk 01633 636363


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Willow Weaving course at Magor Marsh
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Willow Weaving course at Magor Marsh

Get festive and learn a new skill!

Willow weaving was a traditional skill on the Gwent Levels and Magor Marsh is surrounded by willow. So why not come along and make a fantastic Christmas tree and Christmas star to display in your home over the festive season? Join Sarah Hatton of Hatton Willow in the beautiful surrounds of this popular Nature Reserve!

This course, part of the Living Levels Partnership programme funded by Heritage Lottery, will also include different traditional techniques of willow weaving and basket making.

There are limited places for this course so booking is essential!

Tel: 01600 740600 info@gwentwildlife.org

Cost: £12 GWT members £15 non-members

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Big Skies at Newport Wetlands
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Big Skies at Newport Wetlands

Kick off this December and see the Newport Wetlands as you’ve never seen them before as Tin Shed Theatre presents Big Skies!

Join us for our launch event on Saturday 1st December from 2pm to 5pm at the RSPB Newport Wetlands Centre, when we explore the Wetlands and the history of the Gwent Levels in a unique and exciting way! There will be a trail to follow or just choose to roam freely. There will be secret pop up performances along the way and we're planning a finale at dusk to celebrate the launch of the project. You may even get to see the natural wonder of the starlings murmerations!

Tickets are free and can be booked online or upon arrival at the Wetlands Centre on the day. https://tinyurl.com/y9xkk7y2

Please note the event is free roaming and mainly standing, and takes place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather and, if possible, bring a torch!

All children must be accompanied by an adult please!

As we all know, the Welsh weather can be unpredictable. If we have to cancel the event, we will let all booked audience members know by 10am on Saturday 1 December, and we will also spread the word via social media.

Big Skies is our three-year project that looks to connect people from our urban communities with the rural landscape of the Gwent Levels. Over the next three years, Tin Shed Theatre will develop exciting events spanning the levels, from Chepstow to Cardiff.

Car parking costs £3 per car for non-members and is free for RSPB members. The car park will close at 5pm.

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Living Levels Winter Bird Walk
Nov
30
10:30 AM10:30

Living Levels Winter Bird Walk

Enjoy a spectacular Winter Bird Walk along the Gwent Levels Saltmarsh from St. Brides Wentlooge to Peterstone Gout with Andy Karran.

Enjoy fantastic views of the waders and wildfowl that spend the winter in the internationally important Severn Estuary. Coinciding with high tide, the walk will hopefully allow great views of many fascinating species!

£8 non Gwent Wildlife Trust members £6 for members

Parking is at the Lighthouse Inn Car Park at the end of Beach Road, NP10 8SH. It is pay & display £2 for 4 hours.

Book by phone on 01600 740600

Book by email: info@gwentwildlife.org

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November Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
28
3:30 PM15:30

November Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Nov
25
7:00 AM07:00

Dawn Explosion over the Levels

Ever wanted to know what happens to the thousands of starlings that roost in the reed beds at the Wetlands following their dramatic dusk displays? Well now’s your chance to find out – but you have to be the early-bird too as we witness the equally dramatic spectacle of starlings taking to sky before flying away for the day


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 Booking essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk 01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
24
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
21
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
18
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
14
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
11
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
7
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
4
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels
Nov
3
3:30 PM15:30

Soup and Starlings: murmurations over the Levels

The starling murmurations at Newport Wetlands near Nash are a wonder of the natural world so prepare to be amazed by this marvellous spectacle framed by the ‘Big Sky’ of the Gwent Levels. A tasty cup of soup or hot drink will keep you warm as you are guided by our local expert to see the starlings put on a dusk performance of thousands!

PLEASE NOTE: Times are approximate and will be confirmed nearer the event.


Cost: £8.00 /RSPB member £6.40 includes soup Booking Essential

Contact and booking:  newport-wetlands@rspb.org.uk  01633 636363

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