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Classic Wildlife Sites: The Gwent Levels

By - Gemma Bodé

They always say the best way to see the Gwent Levels is with a microscope or a helicopter. You’ve either got to get right in and go, look, this is amazing down here, or you’ve got to get up high and see this vast, extraordinary landscape from above.’ (Hoffman 2019)

Driving into Wales along the M4 over the Severn Estuary, many people fail to notice the iconic and historic reclaimed landscape emerging on their left. The Gwent Levels stretch from Chepstow, on the Welsh Borders, across to Newport, where they are interrupted by the River Usk, and then on to Cardiff.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist