My Wild Newport

Newport is a vibrant, green city with wildlife right on our doorsteps. We want more people to have the opportunity to feel happier and healthier enjoying Newport's green spaces outdoors!

Gwent Wildlife Trust is working with Newport City Council, with funding from NRW, to help people to live healthier and more fulfilled lives though improved access to the outdoors for health and wellbeing. The My Wild Newport project is consolidating and developing urban engagement in Newport City, with the ultimate aim being to bring people closer to nature to improve their wellbeing.

We'd love to hear from any groups or organisations that would like to get involved: whether schools, other NGOs, health providers, local groups or businesses. Together, we want to promote, improve and increase access and use of green spaces in Newport.

If you're interested in having your views heard and getting involved, we've got 3 questions to start you off!

Complete the survey

If you have any questions please contact Robert Magee 01600 740600 or 07825 274173

For more information, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instragram using the #mywildnewport



Volunteer work tasks

Volunteer work tasks take place on the first Saturday of every month. The location will vary and is determined by the time of year and the tasks that need completing across Newport.

The location will be advertised on this webpage below but is subject to change at the last minute so please check this webpage the day before.  Alternatively contact Robert Magee on 07825 274173.

Next volunteer work task:

Saturday 6th July - Barrack Hill Woods

Meet at 10am at the end of Sorrel Drive

Saturday 1st June 2019 - Graig Wood in Malpas

Saturday 4th May 2019 - Allt-yr-yn Nature Reserve


If you have any questions please contact Robert Magee 01600 740600 or 07825 274173

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Litter picking at St. Julian's Park

St. Julian's park was designated a Local Nature Reserve in June 2017 and was chosen for the first My Wild Newport work task.  Snow had fallen across the city so we decided that litter picking was the safest thing to do. Everything that could be recycled was and the rest was collected by Newport City Council. During the litter pick we identified some areas that required work such as invasive plant species that could be removed and footpaths that would benefit from improvement.



Saturday 2nd March 2019, 11am - 3pm - Helping the Woodlanders at Woodland Park

March's work task will involve helping the Woodland Park group.  Tasks include footpath repair, trimming laurel and brambles, planting flowers, and making bird nest boxes.

We are meeting at the noticeboard in Woodland Park near the main gates, which are near the junction of Woodland Park Road/Woodland Road/Crescent Road. Parking is available in this area (there is an alternative entrance and some parking at the top of Kensington Place). See maps below.

An example of some of the footpath improvents made at Woodland Park



Saturday 6th April 2019, 10am - 2pm - Volunteer Open Day at St. Julian's Park

If you are interested in helping improve the parks and nature reserves of Newport then this project is a good way to get started. If you’ve never volunteered before, not to worry. We will be demonstrating the type of work tasks that My Wild Newport will be carrying out. Feel free to come along and see what we do and if you would like to get involved, we will be recruiting new volunteers.

Meet at the St. Julian's Park car park on Christchurch Road, Newport, NP18 1JJ. 

Drop in any time between 10am and 2pm.

If you have any questions please contact Robert Magee 01600 740600 or 07825 274173