The Gwent Levels Revealed

The LLDM-9 Gwent Levels Revealed project will provide some really exciting new exhibits and features at the Newport Wetlands Environmental Education and Visitor Centre which will showcase the fascinating ways the Gwent Levels landscape has been created and maintained throughout the ages from early occupation through Roman reclamation to modern times. The key interpretation piece will be 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.

The model will be accompanied by a timeline depicting key events in Levels history and the project will be recruiting volunteers to help research content for inclusion in the timeline. Funding will also cover the installation of new cameras and digital equipment to show how the unique landscape supports a variety of rare and nationally important wildlife. Many species are ‘hidden away’ either in the waterways or reedbeds leading people to think there is nothing there! Our cameras will capture some of this hidden life and help show visitors the diversity of wildlife that the Gwent Levels harbours. If you’d like to find out more or get involved Helen would be delighted to hear from you!

Project Lead
RSPB Cymru

Project Timeline
January 2019 – January 2020

Living Levels reference

Helen Gottschalk, Visitor Experience Manager, RSPB Cymru