Today's walk was a short but pleasant one around Newtown. Once one of the most important towns on the Island with two MP's. Sadly destroyed by the French & never recovered but the Town Hall still remains. Became a school, then a house, then a hostel, then a ruin! Now belongs to the National Trust.
Newtown is a great place for birdwatching with two hides so remember to pack your binoculars.
In December 82 species of birds were sighted.
The board walk takes you to the former salt pans. The harbour was once capable of sheltering 50 large ships.
Newtown is a great destination for a 3 mile nature walk with history of this once important town known as Franchville.