GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fourteen Locks Walk

1 miles (1 km)

This circular walk explores the wonderful Fourteen Locks on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The impressive flight of locks date from the 18th century and are a popular destination for walkers.
The walk starts fromthe Fourteen Locks centre where there is a car park. It's located next to the pound below the top lock and includes exhibits about the canal, changing displays of local art, a meeting room and a tea room. They also organise guided walks from here. From here you can pick up footpaths heading east along the canal with embanked ponds,pounds, sluices and weirs.
After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the on site tea rooms.
Our Newport Canal Walk is a longer walk, starting in the city centre and taking you all the way to the lock flight, if you prefer to start from there. The Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk also runs past the locks so you could extend your walk by picking up this waymarked trail. If you follow it south for about 2 miles it will lead you to Tredegar House Country Park where you'll find a 17th-century mansion surrounded by 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.


NP10 9GN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Fourteen Locks OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fourteen Locks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Fourteen Locks Towpath

Sunlight shining through the trees onto the towpath at Fourteen Locks.

Lake at Fourteen Locks, Newport (9239)

Lake and sculpture by the locks

Moorhen at Fourteen Locks, Newport (9229)

Moorhen on the canal

Pensarn Cottage, Fourteen Locks - - 648024

Pensarn Cottage, Fourteen Locks Former lock keeper's cottage dated 1792.

Cefn Bridge and Fourteen Locks Pool

Cefn Bridge and Fourteen Locks Pool

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre - - 652018

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre. This canal pound was the former Cefn wharf. Occasional open days are held here by the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust.

Boat trip at Fourteen Locks - - 652028

Boat trip at Fourteen Locks. The recently restored upper lock enables boat trips to be run on a short stretch of the Crumlin Branch of the Brecon and Monmouth Canal.

Canal path, Fourteen Locks, Newport - - 1588296

The sign at the edge of the path warns "CAUTION KEEP CLEAR OF LOCK CHAMBERS". The level of the canal on the near side is only just below the level of the path; on the far side of the bridge the drop is about 3 metres (10 feet).


GPS Files

GPX File

Fourteen Locks.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Fourteen Locks.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)