GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Redwick Circular Walk

7 miles (12 km)

This little Welsh village is located just south east of thecityofNewport. There's some nice coastal trails along theSevern EstuaryandBristol Channel to enjoy here. The village also includes a notable medieval church which is Grade Ilisted.
This circular walk starts in the village and follows a section of the Wales coast path west along the sea wall and Portland Grounds to Goldcliff. Here you'll find the remains of a Benedictine Priory and pretty lagoons arond Golfcliff Pill. The coastal area is great for wildlife with lots of waders to look out for on the water.
The walk then heads east, following a mixture of country lanes and footpaths back to Redwick, passing Whitson on the way.

Postcode

NP26 3DU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Redwick OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Redwick Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village you can enjoy refreshments at The Rose Inn. The award winning pub stands in its own extensive grounds and forms the third corner of a triangle which defines the centre of Redwick village. There's a nice cosy interior and a good sized garden area for warmer days. You can find them at postcode NP26 3DU for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

If you continue west you could visit the Newport Wetlands. Here you'll find a large nature reserve with footpaths taking you around the Gwent Levels . The Newport Canal Walk can also be picked up near the city.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Redwick, St Thomas's Church - geograph.org.uk - 69915

Redwick, St Thomas's Church. The church porch has a marker depicting the level of flood water in the "Great Flood" of 1606. This is now thought to have been a tsunami. The church contains a fine Victorian pipe organ and two of the oldest church bells working in the country (cast in Bristol c.1350-80).

The Severn Estuary at low water - geograph.org.uk - 293754

The Severn Estuary at low water New Severn Crossing in the distance. Bronze Age remains have been discovered intertidally nearby at Goldcliff

Sea defences, Severn Estuary, near Redwick - geograph.org.uk - 1078093

Sea defences, Severn Estuary, near Redwick

The sea wall approaching Redwick - geograph.org.uk - 936876

The sea wall approaching Redwick. Much of the sea wall along this section is like this. Mud flats stop where rocks have been built up to break up the incoming tide. They are capped with a concrete cap, about half a metre high. The wall itself is about three metres wide with the land to the left at a similar height to the mudflats.

Sea wall and mud flats - geograph.org.uk - 926405

Sea wall and mud flats. The sea wall just brushes this square. Just half an hour after low tide the extensive mud flats, which comprise most of the square, can be seen. In the distance, across the Severn Estuary, is the area around Portishead.

Vista from Gold Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 645890

Vista from Gold Cliff. View from sea wall at Gold Cliff over the ranks towards Somerset. Sadly the highly coloured rocks which gave this location its name are almost entirely concealed behind man-made sea-defences. Similar outcrops can be seen at Aust Cliff at the English side of the Severn Bridge.

Gold Cliff - geograph.org.uk - 5886

Gold Cliff. A quiet part of the coast near Newport showing [left] the now rather feeble remains of the wooden "rank" used to hold the distinctive conical putcher baskets which were set out against the ebb tide to catch salmon. A second rank once stood to the south west of the cliff. It is thought that this method of salmon fishing originated with the Romans and was continued by the monks at the 12th century Priory, sited on the cliff top until at least 1424. After the Dissolution the valuable fishing rights passed to Eton College as did most of the parish lands. The fisheries have now been closed for some years. (historical detail)

Newport wetlands - geograph.org,uk - 754834

Newport wetlands: A view across the Goldcliff Lagoons towards Goldcliff Point on the horizon. Goldcliff Pill, which is tidal, is hidden by the bank in the foreground but the debris from a recent high tide is visible on the opposite bank.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Redwick.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Redwick.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)