We started the walk at Lysaght Village and headed down a very busy road and trading estate to the Transporter Bridge. The mist turned to rain. It was a dismal day. We had intended to walk to Gold Cliff but cut the walk short at Newport Wetland Centre.
We walked along side the river Usk – in Lucy’s words the landscape is
Apocalyptic; a good choice of vocabulary..
We did not see the coast. We continued passed the industrial edges of Newport
through several low lying fields past the village of Nash and were grateful to get to get to the Newport Wetlands Centre
The centre was built to alleviate damage to birdlife and habitat that might occur with the loss of large areas of mudflats following the development of the Cardiff Bay Barrage.
A National Nature reserve it has 3 trails (way-marked) and the areas around the reed beds are easily accessed by wheelchairs, and on our visit several young mothers with prams. The entry is free so a great place to spend a couple of hours.
Having got wet through we were more interested in the café – after drying off, and during a break in the weather we had a stroll around before getting a taxi back to Lysaght. The first walk we have curtailed due to adverse weather.
Invest in wet weather over trousers. Yeh – we told you we were novices!