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River Nevern at Newport

Looking up river from the Iron Bridge - the tide was flowing inwards. The Nevern River starts it journey from several sources in the Preseli Hills, east of Newport. It winds its way down to the sea through ancient wooded valleys passing Bronze and Iron age forts along its route.

 

The main (A487) road passes over the Nevern at Felindre Farchog and runs parallel to the river towards Temple Bar and the turn off to Nevern Village. Good views of the river can be found at Nevern Village before the river winds its way back into woodland reappearing at the Iron Bridge in Newport.

 

The Iron Bridge is a good spot for bird watching and you can pretty much guarantee that there will be Ducks, Geese and Swans in attendance during the summer months. You may even get lucky and catch a glimpse of a King Fisher going about its daily business in and around the reed beds visible from the Bridge.

 

West of the Bridge the Nevern opens up onto mud flats, where other varieties of bird life can be observed. Two pathways allow you to walk both the north and the south banks of the Nevern westwards from here.

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Taken on March 18, 2012