Newport (Gwent)

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Slow Ways linking Newport (Gwent) and Caerleon, Caldicot (Cil-y-coed), Cardiff, Cwmbran, Draethen, Pontprennau, Risca

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Newport (Gwent)’s seven Slow Ways: 57%

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 2/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Cardiff—Newport (Gwent)
Cardnew one

Verify me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 108m Descent 104m
Cardiff—Newport (Gwent)
Cardnew two Review me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent - Descent -
Cwmbran—Newport (Gwent)
Cwmnew one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 75m Descent 121m
Draethen—Newport (Gwent)
Dranew one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 271m Descent 236m
Draethen—Newport (Gwent)
Dranew two

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 182m Descent 147m
Draethen—Newport (Gwent)
Dranew three Verify me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 304m Descent 269m
Newport (Gwent)—Caerleon
Newcae one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 61m Descent 59m
Newport (Gwent)—Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)
Newcal four

Double check Distance 23km/14mi Ascent 256m Descent 260m
Newport (Gwent)—Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)
Newcal five Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 180m Descent 185m
Pontprennau—Newport (Gwent)
Pontnew one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 223m Descent 253m
Pontprennau—Newport (Gwent)
Pontnew two Review me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 267m Descent 235m
Risca—Newport (Gwent)
Risnew one Survey me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 163m Descent 196m

Collective progress

56% of Newport (Gwent)’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

1/12

surveyed

2/12

verified

7 people have contributed to Newport (Gwent)’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Newport (Gwent)

188km out of 188km have been walked and reviewed

341km of reviews have been shared in Newport (Gwent)

Latest Updates

Walked the coastal section of this route as part of a longer section of the Wales Coast Path walk and the end sections as part of Cardnew1 in November 2022....

Paul Chilcott

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A great walk, with some minor navigational / access issues around the Pillgwenlly area, but the main problem was the link between Green Lane / Pont Estyll Lane and St. My alternative was to go back to go back and carry on down Green Lane and turn right on to Lighthouse road, which added about half a mile to the walk, but Lighthouse road is busy and windy and not great to walk on. There is a good stop off point at the pub (The Lighthouse Inn) on the coast on the Lighthouse Park estate, which needs a couple of hundred yards detour from this route (but is right on the Cardnew2 route). Photo 5 - The Wales Coast Path at Lighthouse Park...

Paul Chilcott

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The only exception being at the end of the last field leading on to the lane into Bishton, which was completely overgrown, but at least there is a gate close by that can be climbed. Photo 1 - A green lane leading into the fields section after Magor...

Paul Chilcott

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Head onto the canal path and just enjoy the view of the canal, or the hills to your right. Head up through the fields following the well maintained path and you eventually come to a built up area of Al-tyr-ryn....

Philip Jones

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Cardiff—Newport (Gwent)

panifex added Cardnew two, a new walk from Cardiff to Newport (Gwent)

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The first section follows the River Rhymney (Photo 1) for a while, before deviating through the fields and the forestry section. I particularly liked the walk through Rhiwderin village and chose to walk up Tredegar street Photo 2), which is a car-free residential street - a nice sight to behold. Photo 2 - Tredegar Street, Rhiwderin...

Paul Chilcott

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This would be a 3 star review had it not been for the coast path beauty making it 4 stars. To the north, coming off Pont Estyll Lane to head through the fields it was unclear which field to take. If you do this, not only do you not get the high coast path views but you have to jump several locked gates and some random cows blocking the way. Ensure you have water for the coast path section as there are no amenities at all...

Jen Shepherd

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No real comments to add from the last review although the long straight stretch south of Rogiet is very long and uninspiring! Mostly all easy to follow and some nice views. No access problems from memory....

Jen Shepherd

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The only significant issue is a fairly large stretch of byway that has not been properly maintained making it unusable within the route, however by surveying the map alternative ways to go to get back on the route can be found without too much issue....

Bailey Semmens

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Leaving the centre of Caerleon, the path winds its way through a couple of suburban streets before crossing a bridge over the railway line and then running alongside it past a housing estate and the River Usk flood plain until the railway crosses the river....

Paul Chilcott

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From there, it`s quite a steep track down to the bottom of the locks where the path goes under the M4 motorway....

Paul Chilcott

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Apart from one short stretch of 100 metres or so, the canal is continuous from Cwmbran to its end at the outskirts of Newport....

Paul Chilcott

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Draethen—Newport (Gwent)

MaddyT added Dranew three, a new walk from Draethen to Newport (Gwent)

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Pontprennau—Newport (Gwent)

MaddyT added Pontnew two, a new walk from Pontprennau to Newport (Gwent)

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Most of this route is fine, but there's currently no access along the Ebbw River path from Rogerstone Welfare Ground to the footbridge at Jubilee Park (due to erosion). Dranew3 shows a detour....

MaddyT

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Although there's a pavement all the way, much of it is narrow and right next to the road....

MaddyT

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This is a good route through fields and woods (Draethen to Rhiwderin) - paths are mostly well-marked. If walking from Newport, at Ty’n-y-ffynnon Farm (as you cross the A468) there’s no footpath sign until you reach the gate by the house. NB: Between the canal and Rogerstone, join/leave the canal via Groes Rd....

MaddyT

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Most of this route is fine but there are access issues at: 1) Pontprennau - the footpath alongside the A4232 is no longer in use 2) Around Home Farm - better to stay on the road/track...

MaddyT

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This route is fairly easy to navigate: paved paths through parks in Newport and well-marked footpaths. There’s a long stretch of quiet road SW of Bassaleg - I saw more cyclists and horse riders than cars. In Pontprennau, use the path around the side of B&Q....

MaddyT

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Newport (Gwent)

Keith Mills surveyed Newport (Gwent)

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I’ve uploaded an improved version of this walk - see Newcal 5. I experienced a couple of access problems with Newcal 4:. 1) Coming from Newport, the path into Llanwern was blocked by a construction site. Access may be reinstated when the new housing is finished, but in Sep 2021 the route was impassable. 2) The footpath east of Bishton was totally overgrown (despite being clearly signposted from the village)...

MaddyT

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Getting a bus from Friars Walk bus station to Ringland shortens the walk through Newport. Magor is good for a refreshment break....

MaddyT

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Newport (Gwent)—Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)

MaddyT added Newcal five, a new walk from Newport (Gwent) to Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)

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Overall a really good route between Cardiff and Newport! - The route is pretty varied, and Cardiff and Newport are fantastic and interesting end points with lots to explore. There's a chance on Lamby Way to divert onto a parallel path; the Slow Way route isn't quite plotted that way, but take the parallel path. At the Church after turning away from the Welsh Coast Path, the Slow Way route has you walking through the churchyard....

mtormey

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Paul Chilcott surveyed Newcae one

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By canal side footpath and suburban roads ; steepish descent to Newport Railway Station. Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is a good place to stop for refreshments. It is of historic transport interest...

Andrew Hemmings

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Newport (Gwent)—Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)

philtromb added Newcal four, a new walk from Newport (Gwent) to Caldicot (Cil-y-coed)

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Cardiff—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Cardnew one, a new walk from Cardiff to Newport (Gwent)

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Cwmbran—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Cwmnew one, a new walk from Cwmbran to Newport (Gwent)

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Draethen—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Dranew one, a new walk from Draethen to Newport (Gwent)

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Draethen—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Dranew two, a new walk from Draethen to Newport (Gwent)

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Newport (Gwent)—Caerleon

Slow Ways added Newcae one, a new walk from Newport (Gwent) to Caerleon

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Pontprennau—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Pontnew one, a new walk from Pontprennau to Newport (Gwent)

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Risca—Newport (Gwent)

Slow Ways added Risnew one, a new walk from Risca to Newport (Gwent)

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Newport (Gwent), Sat 28 January

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Newport (Gwent)’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

ST3081488220

Lat / Lon

51.58858° / -3.00004°

Easting / Northing

330,815E / 188,221N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Newport (Gwent)'s meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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