GWT Local Groups


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Wildlife in Newport Group (WING)


GWT Local Groups

Gwent Wildlife Trust is supported in its charitable activities by seven Local Groups situated around the county. Each group is run independently and most of them host a series of walks, talks or work tasks at different times throughout the year. Please see our events page for the latest walks and talks or contact the Local Group directly for their annual programme.

Abergavenny Local Group


Keith White 01873 852036,

Living Valleys Nature Group

Formed in late 2017, the Living Valley Nature Group aims to support Gwent Wildlife Trust to raise awareness of nature and the wildlife of the Eastern valleys. Covering the Rhymney, Sirhowy, Ebbw, Ebbw Fach and Llwyd valleys, the group organises a programme of fund raising talks, walks and social events throughout the year.


Mike Jones 07837 501172,

Chepstow Local Group

The Chepstow Local Group organises a programme of events throughout the year and we would be delighted to meet you at any of these. Evening meetings from October to March are held at Chepstow Leisure Centre on the third Wednesday of the month (except December) at 7.30pm and cover a good range of wildlife topics.

In order to raise much-needed funds for GWT, we run a Grand Plant Sale in May and continue selling plants at other events and locations during the summer. We urgently need a few more volunteers to help grow and look after plants for these events. Could you help us with this?

Magor Marsh Reserve is the focus of most of our fundraising and we support both the practical conservation and the education work carried out there. Wildlife Warriors, a thriving group for teenagers participating in wildlife activities, is currently benefiting from our fund-raising efforts.


Hilary Lee 01291 689326,

Monmouth Local Group

The Monmouth group holds an illustrated talk on the third Monday of the month in the winter season: September to November inclusive and January to March. Talks are on wildlife topics and are held in Shire Hall, Monmouth, beginning 7.30pm. Suggested donation £2. Everyone welcome, including non-members. No booking needed, just turn up. 
Best wishes, Alison Willott
Chair, Monmouth Local Group


Alison Willott 01600 740286,

Torfaen Local Group


Vicky Hannaford 01495 759139,

Usk Local Group

The Usk Group present a Winter programme of illustrated talks on the second Tuesday of the month (except December) in Sessions House Library, 43, Maryport Street, Usk. NP15 1AD. Talks start at 7.30pm and cover a wide range of topics from local wildlife to “once in a lifetime journeys” to overseas destinations. Admission is £2 and accompanied children under 16 free. Non members of the GWT are most welcome and we would encourage you to bring your friends and neighbours to our talks where you will receive a friendly welcome and be with like-minded people.


David Gale 01291 673141,