Newport Wetlands National Nature Reserve (Gwent)
This reserve is owned and managed by NRW in partnership with RSPB and Newport City Council. As well as being a haven for birds, this is a great place to spot dragonflies. It has great facilities for visitors. There have been 18 species of dragonfly and damselfly seen on the site and it is a good place to see Hairy Dragonfly, Migrant Hawker, Southern Hawker, Emperor, Ruddy Darter and Black-tailed Skimmer.
The reserve is south east of Newport on the Severn estuary. It is a partnership between NRW, the RSPB and Newport City Council. There is a visitor centre run by the RSPB, coffee shop, toilets and a car park. The car park is open every day from 08.30 until 5.30pm. The Visitor Centre opens every day, except Christmas Day, from 9am until 5pm and the coffee shop is open from 10am until 4pm.
Entrance and car parking are free. There are a number of nature trails with wheelchair and pushchair access.
Contact UsGrid reference: ST 334 834.
Nearest postcode: NP18 2BZ.