GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llanfoist Canal Walk

6 miles (9 km)

This Monmouthshire based village is close to a major canal and the wonderful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
This walk from the village follows a section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal south to the lovely Goytre Wharf.
The walk starts in the village and heads south to link up with the canal towpath at Llanfoist Wharf. Follow it south and it will take you past Llanellen and Upper Llanover before coming to the picturesque wharf. The area is one of the highlights on the canal with a good sized car park, boat hire, heritage centre and on site cafe.

Llanfoist Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llanfoist Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Llanfoist

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located next to the popular town of Abergavenny where you can explore Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens or try a more challenging climb on the Abergavenny Sugarloaf Walk.
The popular Blorenge Walk also starts nearby.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brecon Beacons Walks page.


Llanfoist Wharf - - 2403631

Llanfoist Wharf

Llanfoist Village Hall - - 2177826

Llanfoist Village Hall

Part of Llanfoist from Llanfoist Wharf - - 2403637

Part of the village and the surrounding countryside from the wharf

Llanfoist Canal Basin - - 1926359

Llanfoist Canal Basin

Trees reflected in the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - - 1317378

Trees reflected in the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Llanellen.

Twyn-Glas Bridge - - 1417775

Twyn-Glas Bridge. Unlike most of the bridges on this stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, which merely provide farm access, this one carries a minor road - which probably explains why what was no doubt originally a stone arch has been replaced.

Ochran Turn Bridge - - 1412933

Ochran Turn Bridge. A hire boat has just passed through bridge 86 on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal as it winds its way along the western side of the Usk valley.

Goytre Wharf - - 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.

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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