Llanfoist Wharf

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2.8 mile walk along the cycle track to Govilon and back along the canal.

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.

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Llanfoist CrossingLlanfoist Old Railway Crossing, AbergavennyThe site is a pedestrian and cycle access point to the old Railway Line and by foot to the Iron Mountain Trail from Llanfoist Wharf through the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

Facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking

Routes

  • Description of route - Llanfoist - Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - Govilon - Llanfoist
  • Length of route (miles) - 3
  • Typical duration of route - 1.5

Map & Directions

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

Type:Walking Route

Llanfoist Crossing Car Park,Merthyr Road, Llanfoist, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9LP
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