Walking

Walking trail

Tredegar lakeside walk

Walking trail

Our lakeside walk is a short circular trail taking you around the perimeter of the parkland at Tredegar House. The one mile, level walk will take 30 to 40 minutes to complete and offers a tranquil escape from the city. During the winter months, wellies are a must!

Bring your dog

This is a much-loved route for dog walkers so expect the parkland to be bounding with some of our four-legged friends. We do ask dog-walkers to be respectful of other park users and to pick up after their pooches.

Tredegar House lakeside walk

Map

Tredegar trail map

Start:

Tredegar House car park, grid ref: S T288850

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Start your walk at the carpark of Tredegar House. Stand facing the Visitor Reception and take a right towards the five bar gate by the public library. Head through the gate and you will find yourself in the Old Farm area of the Tredegar House estate.

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Head straight on past the Brewhouse Tearooms – stop here for a cuppa or quick bite – and pass through the double gates at the rear of the mansion house. You’ll find yourself at the Victorian entrance with a turning circle to your left.

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Walk round the turning circle and take the path to your right. You’ll head past the Italianate sunken garden on your right and onto the lakeside path with the old Boathouse on your left.

A Christmas walk at Tredegar House

4

Follow the path over a small bridge and into the woodland, keeping the lake on your left hand side. Shortly after you enter the woodland you will find a bench carved from a fallen tree which looks out over lake to the mansion house. This is a great place to stop and soak up your surroundings.

Enjoy a walk through the parkland at Tredegar House

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As you move through the woodland you will come across a fork in the pathway. All paths lead to the same destination but the middle pathway is the least muddy and most accessible. Following it round to the left and you will find yourself beside a small stream.

Enjoy a lakeside walk at Tredegar House

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Head over the bridge and stop for a game of Pooh sticks if you have the time. As you emerge from the woodland take the path to the right and walk past the 17th-century Gatehouses. This part of the path becomes less defined and a little muddier during wetter weather so watch your footing.

Family playing pooh sticks at Tredegar House

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Keep the boundary wall on your right and follow the path right around the parkland. Be sure to stop along the way to take in the view of the mansion house lined by the magnificent Oak Avenue. There is thought to have been seven of these Oak Avenues leading from the mansion house at one point and this last line of historic trees continues on past the M4 and over the crest of the hill towards Ruperra Castle.

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Head into the small area of woodland in the south-west corner of the parkland and you will come across a small area of natural play. Spend some time balancing along the fallen tree trunks and hoping from tree stump to tree stump or building a den from the twigs, branches and leaves around you.

Enjoy a family fun walk at Tredegar House

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As you come out the other side you will see the play park and the Park Kiosk in front of you. The Park Kiosk toilets are open all year round and refreshments are available in the summer months. This is also a great area to relax with a picnic and soak up some sun.

Visit the play area at Tredegar House

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Keep on the path until you reach the road and follow it round to the left. You’ll walk right past the 17th-century stable block and mansion house, so this is a good place to stop and take stock of the beautiful architecture. Follow the road round to the right and you will pass through a set of magnificent gateposts to find yourself once again at the Victorian entrance to the mansion house.

Wrap up warm and head outside at Tredegar House

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Head back through the double gates and give yourself a treat by popping into the Brewhouse Tearooms for a slice of Victoria sponge or one of our famed cream teas.

End:

Tredegar House car park, grid ref: S T288850

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Tredegar lakeside walk

Terrain

The route follows a gravelled pathway before heading into the parkland where the terrain can become very muddy.

Buggies, wheelchairs and other mobility equipment may struggle on the gravelled pathways and through the parklands, particularly on wetter days.

Tredegar lakeside walk

Contact us

By phone: 01633815880

By email: tredegar@nationaltrust.org.uk

Tredegar lakeside walk

How to get here

Address
Tredegar House, Pencarn Way, Newport, NP10 8YW
By train

Nearest station is Newport Station: 2 miles

By road

Tredegar House is signposted from both the A48 and the M4. When driving along the M4 you can following the National Trust oak leaf symbol on the brown signs until you exit at junction 28. From there, look out for the 'historic house' symbol around junction 28 and the A48 rather than the National Trust oak leaf. We have taken the decision to wait until planned road works around the area go ahead before investing in new signage and replacing the 'historic house' symbol with the National Trust oak leaf. The money saved will fund vital conservation work, such as the current roof repairs. Please note, there are currently ongoing roadworks taking place at J28 of the M4 which may cause slight disruption to your journey.

Parking: Onsite pay and display.

SatNav: When using a SatNav for directions, please do not input the postcode as this will take you on a wild goose chase! Instead, use the road name 'Pencarn Way.' If you follow the road to the roundabout you will find yourself at the entrance Tredegar House.

By bus

Local bus routes 30 and 36 stop within a 5-minute walk of Tredegar House

Tredegar lakeside walk

Facilities and access

  • Toilets available at the car park, at the Brewhouse Tearooms and at the park kiosk. Accessible toilets at all locations.
  • The Brewhouse Tearooms and gift shop can be found at the beginning and end of your walk. Opening times are limited during the winter months so please check the Tredegar House home page before setting out.
  • Car park charges are in place. National Trust members park for free.
  • Buggies, wheelchairs and other mobility equipment may struggle on the gravelled pathways and through the parklands, particularly on wetter days.