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image for Walking Route item typeHealth Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk at Llanfoist Crossing Car Park

Walking Route, free entry

Canal at Govilon (photo - Chris Brown)

Canal at Govilon (photo - Chris Brown)

Llanfoist Canal West Walk

Address

Merthyr Road,
Llanfoist,
Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire,
NP7 9LP

Details

This is an easy walk along almost level paths. The first part of the route follows the track of the Blaenavon-Abergavenny railway and returns along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal which was built between 1792 and 1812, to link Brecon to Newport Docks. On the walk you pass Govilon. It owes its existence to the Cwm Shenkin Brook, that provided the power for a number of mills and forges. A tramway near the Llanfoist section of the canal used to run through the woods on the slopes of Blorenge to bring coal and iron to the canal wharf.

Duration: 1.5

Miles: 3

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

See location of Llanfoist Crossing Car Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 286133  Lat: 51.81377 Long: -3.03692

Parking: free