Newport has walking routes for all levels of fitness and ability.
For seasoned walkers, there are long linear walking routes, including the 48-mile Usk Valley Walk and the 27-mile Sirhowy Valley walk.
The 23-mile stretch of the Wales Coast Path through Newport is incredibly diverse, from nature reserve to city centre riverfront – which bit will you choose?
Download a guide to Wales Coast Path (pdf).
Visit the Wales Coast Path website for more information, including downloadable maps.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.
Newport City to Sea Walk
The Newport City to Sea Walk opened in May 2012 as part of the Wales Coast Path.
The 8k walk includes slopes, stiles, steps and uneven ground.
Parking is available along Stephenson Street or at the Newport Wetlands car park.
Iron Bridge Circular Walk
Download and print the Iron Bridge Circular walk leaflet (pdf) for a self-guided walk in the stunning setting of Draethan, Ruperra Castle and Machen.
Many of Newport's cycle routes are also great for walkers and run through rural and urban areas.
These way-marked trails have been developed by council staff and involve some stiles, steeper inclines and declines and uneven ground.
Sturdy footwear or hill walking boots are recommended as is a bottle of water and a mobile phone.
Download the Countryside walks folder (pdf) and Countryside walks inserts (pdf).
Download the Let’s Walk Newport series:
Small Walks for Small Feet (pdf)
Starter Walks (pdf)
Healthy Challenge Walks (pdf)
South Gwent Ramblers
This local walking group organises guided walks from a leisurely stroll to a day in the hills.
There are walks every Sunday throughout the year and mid-week in the evening during the summer months.
Visit the South Gwent Ramblers website.