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The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is inaccessible from any other waterway and offers 35 miles of quiet pretty countryside from Brecon to Cwmbran. It runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park and has just a few locks.
Phone: 01873 880516
Phone to book: 0330 3330 590
Address: Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouth, NP7 9EW
Maps / Guides
Waternav App: E6
Goytre Wharf Boat Hire
From the Midlands and North, travel to Abergavenny on the A40. At the roundabout approaching Abergavenny take the first (sharp) left exit from the roundabout onto the A4042, signposted to Pontypool and Newport. Follow this road for about 3 miles through the village of Llanellen to the village of Llanover.The road falls through the village and just past the lowest point take the right turn signposted Pencroesoped (the sign is quite hard to see). You will find the turning into Goytre Wharf after approximately one mile, signposted on the left.
From the south and west leave the M4 at junction 25a westbound or 26 eastbound, onto the A4042 signposted to Cwmbran and Abergavenny. Follow the signs for Abergavenny past the access roundabouts for Cwmbran, Pontypool and New Inn. Turn left at the second roundabout after 'McDonalds' signposted to Mamhilad.
Follow this country road for almost three miles when Goytre Wharf will be found on your right.
From London airports: Make your way via the London Underground, bus or taxi to London Paddington station. From there follow the rail directions above. From Bristol either take a taxi directly (1hr 15min) or travel by rail to either station mentioned above. From Birmingham International take the train to Birmingham New Street Station then follow the train directions above.
The nearest rail stations are Abergavenny or Pontypool where we are just a short taxi ride away (please contact the taxi companies directly for an estimated fare). If travelling from the North or Midlands you will need to change at Hereford or if travelling from the South or London (London Paddington) you will need to change at Newport.
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