GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goytre Wharf Walks

5 miles (7.3 km)

This circular walk from the Goytre Wharf takes you along a section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal before exploring the countryside to the west of the wharf.
Goytre Wharf is a popular place for walks with a good sized car park, boat hire, heritage centre and on site cafe.
The walk stars from the car park on the Old Abergavenny Road. From here you can pick up the canal towpath and follow it south towards Park-y-Brain. Here you can link up with the Marches Way and follow the waymarked trail north west into the lovely surrounding countryside. You'll pass the woodland around Pentre Hill and Wern Wood before following a country lane east, back to the canal around Pentcroescoped.
You can extend your walking around the wharf by following the canal north to visit Llanfoist and Abergavenny where you can explore Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens or enjoy a climb to the viewpoint at the Sugarloaf. Near here there's also the pretty Gilwern Wharf where there's some lovely scenery and a fine canalside pub.

Postcode

NP7 9EW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Goytre Wharf OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goytre Wharf Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice on site cafe by the wharf where you can sit out and enjoy some refreshments after your exercise.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles to the east you can pick up the Usk Valley Walk and enjoy a riverside walk towards the town of Usk. To the south there's some more waterside trails around Llandegfedd Reservoir to enjoy.
Continue south along the canal and it will take you into Pontypool where you can explore Pontypool Park. The extensive park includes ponds, woodland, Italian gardens, a stone circle, streams and a ski slope.

Photos

Goytre Wharf - geograph.org.uk - 1413449

Goytre Wharf. As well as having a boatyard and moorings, Goytre Wharf is a British Waterways Heritage Centre that tells the story of the canal's role in industrial South Wales. There are also restored limekilns here.

Goytre Wharf Reflections - geograph.org.uk - 1770343

Goytre Wharf Reflections. Boats and trees reflecting in the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Goytre Wharf. All the boats for hire here are named after species of 'red' birds. Keywords: narrowboat, reflection, towpath, shadows

Canal Keepers house, by bridge under canal - geograph.org.uk - 451895

Canal Keepers house, by bridge under canal. Walkers, and bikers use the bridge under the canal to reach refreshments at the visitor centre.

Statues of Lime Kiln workers, Goetre Wharf outdoor museum. - geograph.org.uk - 445277

Statues of Lime Kiln workers, Goetre Wharf outdoor museum. Lime for building was manufactured here in the nineteenth century. The little boy adds perspective to the picture.

View from the Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1770435

View from the Bridge. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, seen looking south from Jenkin Rosser's Bridge (No. 75) near the Wharf. Flowers grow from gaps in the bridge's stonework.

Goytre Picnic Site and Moorings - geograph.org.uk - 1414280

Picnic Site and Moorings

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Memory Map Route

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