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Visitors in the gardens at Christmas, Tredegar House, Newport, Wales
Visitors in the gardens at Christmas, Tredegar House, Newport, Wales | © Paul Harris

Tredegar's lakeside walk

This short circular trail will take you around the perimeter of the parkland at Tredegar House. The 1-mile, level walk offers a tranquil escape from the city for all the family to enjoy.

Total steps: 10

Total steps: 10

Start point

Tredegar House car park, grid ref: ST288850

Step 1

Start your walk at the car park 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.

Step 2

Head straight on past the Brewhouse Café. 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.

Step 3

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 swan and cygnets on the lake at Tredegar House, Wales
A swan and cygnets on the lake at Tredegar House, Wales | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Step 4

Follow the path over a small bridge and into the woodland, keeping the lake on your left-hand side.

Step 5

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 you will find yourself beside a small stream.

Step 6

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.

Child looking over a bridge at Tredegar House, Wales
Child looking over a bridge at Tredegar House, Wales | © National Trust Images/Aled Llywelyn

Step 7

Keep the boundary wall on your right and follow the path right around the parkland.

Step 8

Head into the small area of woodland in the south-west corner of the parkland.

Step 9

As you come out the other side of the natural play area you will see the play park in front of you.

Step 10

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. Head back through the double gates and you have completed the walk. Give yourself a treat by popping into the Brewhouse Café for a slice of Victoria sponge or a delicious cream tea.

End point

Tredegar House car park, grid ref: ST288850

Trail map

Trail map for lakeside walk at Tredegar, Wales
Trail map for lakeside walk at Tredegar, Wales | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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A place shaped by the local community, Tredegar House and its surrounding gardens and parkland stand proudly at the heart of Newport’s heritage. Mae Tŷ Tredegar a’i erddi a’i barcdir amgylchynol, lleoliad sydd wedi’i siapio gan y gymuned leol, yn sefyll yn falch wrth galon treftadaeth Casnewydd.


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