Llanfoist Wharf

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The route skirts Abergavenny Castle and Castle Meadows on the banks of the Usk before crossing the river and going under the Heads of the Valleys Road to Llanfoist. You continue up steeply to join the towpath of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at Llanfoist Wharf and follow this to Govilon. The return is along the old railway line, now a cycle path, to Llanfoist Crossing where you retrace your steps to cross Castle Meadows into Abergavenny.

Points of interest include Abergavenny Castle and Castle Meadows with its fine views of the surrounding hills; Llanfoist Wharf and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

This route can easily be split into two short circuits:

Castle Meadows circuit 1.2 miles / 2 km from Byefield Lane car park. Govilon along the canal and cycle track from Llanfoist Crossing, 2.8 miles / 4 km, about 1.5 hours.

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  • Description of route - Abergavenny - Llanfoist - Govilon
  • Length of route (miles) - 6
  • Typical duration of route - 3 Hours

Map & Directions

13 Abergavenny to Govilon

Type:Walking Route

Abergavenny Bus Station, Cross Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5NE
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