Monmouthshire & Brecon
From Goytre 7 nights, 7.5 hours per day, 12 Locks
The canal meanders and threads its way through the countryside
for 36 miles with a remarkable diversity of scenery and often
following the magnificent River Usk.
Goytre Wharf itself, the name meaning ‘place in the
woods’, was once used to supply coal to the nearby estate.
Lime kilns remain as well as an aqueduct dating from 1812
and with its licensed restaurant providing a popular place
Pontymoile at one end of the canal was once a place thriving
with activity with its warehouses and neighbouring industry
and is now a convenient mooring place for Pontypool Leisure
Centre with its swimming pool and dry ski slope.
Between here and Brecon at the other end it passes close to
Abergavenny, often referred to as the gateway to Wales, Crickhowell
with its 13 arch bridge, Talybont -on- Usk with its four mile
long reservoir, and a number of other delightful villages.