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image for Walking Route item type16 Goytre Hall Wood

Route Overview

A short walk from the car park through the woods brings you out at the aqueduct of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. Go under this and complete the loop shown on the information boards – through the woods to a canal bridge and back along the towpath. You cross the aqueduct and follow the canal until it meets a lane. Turn left down the lane and return to the car park.
Points of interest include the industrial heritage which represents the most complete collection of buildings associated with the canal in the early 1800s. They can be found all around the wharf. The Saron Baptist Chapel and its nearby Baptistry is also of interest. Goytre Hall Wood is a beech woodland which is carpeted in bluebells in spring.

Route Information

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 2 out of 5
Technicality 1 out of 5
Height gain/loss (metres) 30
OS map Ordnance Survey maps: OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area), and OS Explorer 1:25 000 Sheet 152 Newport & Pontypool
Toilets Facilities at Goytre Wharf include toilets, shop, information, food.
Refreshments Facilities at Goytre Wharf include toilets, shop, information, food.

Route Details

Start: Goytre Hall Wood car park, off A4042 Abergavenny to Pontypool road
(Grid Reference: SO 318 062)

Parking at Goytre Hall Wood car park

Bus no. X33 stops on main road (A4042). Contact www.travelinecymru.info or
telephone 08712 002233.

No of Stiles: None
Some woodland and field paths, towpath and quiet lanes.
Mostly level, but with some slopes in the forest.

Route Essentials

Duration: 1 hour

Miles: 2

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf

16 Goytre Hall Wood