bee orchid on Dixton embankment Monmouth (Chris Deeney)
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Dixton Embankment is a grassland gem on the banks of the River Wye at Monmouth.

Created as an embankment for the nearby A40, this nature reserve now teems with mamals, birds, basking retiles and an impressive number of orchids.

Dixton Embankment is managed by Gwent Wildlife Trust on behalf of the Highways Agency.

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St Peter's Church DixtonHealth Walk - Dixton Church Walk, MonmouthA 1 mile Monmouth walk along the River Wye to Dixton Church and back.


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  • Free Entry

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  • Dogs Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

There is limited parking off the A40, but this is not advised due to how busy the road is.

Dixton Embankment can be easily reached just off the Wye Valley Walk, or by continuing the Dixton Church Health Walk.

Dixton Embankment Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Dixton, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3SR
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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open at all times. Spring and summer are the best times to visit.

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