Things to see & do
Exploring by boat or just mooring for a while, Newtown harbour is a beautiful place to relax in.
Exploring the nature reserve
Woods and meadows lead down to the edge of the estuary which is a wonderful network of secluded creeks and waterways.
The woods have a wealth of wildlife including the spectacular silver washed fritillary butterfly.
Mercia Seabroke bird hide
In the Mercia Seabroke bird hide the solar-powered telescope live close-up images of birds onto a screen, and our volunteers are on hand to identify whatever is to be seen.
The Old Town Hall
Visit the Old Town Hall to discover more about Newtown’s fascinating history.
The east hide
This is one of two other bird hides overlooking the estuary. The tide is doing its bit to wash the path away but we are endeavouring to maintain it for a few more years…
This recently restored pond is proving to be an excellent place to spot dragonflies.
Look out for dragonflies flying around the nature reserve, especially around Clamerkin pond. This handsome creature is the Broad-bodied Chaser.
- Meet our volunteers in the Mercia Seabroke bird hide
- Visit two other bird hides near Town Copse and Clamerkin
- The Old Town Hall has more information about the history of Newtown
- Look out for butterflies in the sunny glades of Walter's Copse
- Small coppiced glades have a wonderful display of early spring flowers
- The hay meadows full of wild flowers in spring