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Footpaths and walks from Goytre Wharf

 

 

Walking - Goytre Hall Wood

Over 8.5 acres of deciduously wooded landscape set in the countryside. It is linked to Goytre Wharf by a path. At Goytre Wharf you can find information panels describing a circular “Footsteps to Fitness” walk linking Goytre Hall Wood, Goytre Wharf and the canal.

Seats and picnic tables are available next to the car park. A 200 metre long stone-dust path leads from the car park to a pedestrian gate at the boundary hedge. A rough track leads from the gate to the canal centre at Goytre Wharf, 400 metres away. This track can be muddy during the winter and after it has been raining. Refreshments, toilets, children’s play area and tourist information are all available at Goytre Wharf.

 

You can just take a gentle walk around the site enjoying the forest, heritage and moored boats with perhaps a stop for a drink and snack at the café. From the wharf you can join the canal tow path which can also make a circular walk. Or you  follow one of the public foot paths that cross the site to go a bit further afield.  There is something for everyone even with buggies which you can find information on here

Individuals and Walking groups are welcome to visit the wharf as part of a walk or as your starting or finishing location. If you want to book refreshments please contact the café.

Some example walks can be found on these website but there are a lot more options:

A circular 1.7  mile walk which you can follow from Goytre Wharf Pay & Display Car park at point 5 on the map you will find here.

A more challenging 8 mile circular walk from Goytre Wharf to Holy Well, Garn Wen, the Folly and return to Goytre wharf. Details can be found here

An even more challenging 14 mile walk from Goytre Wharf to Blaenavon which can be done in sections and the details can be found here - or click here to download the pdf version.

 

Click here to read BBC website article on walks from Goytre Wharf.

 

Canal Towpath

Located almost entirely within the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Mon & Brec towpath is extremely popular with both cyclists and walkers and is well maintained throughout.  In fact many sections are in superb condition.  A network of country lanes give access to the hills above the canal.  Perhaps the finest, and not overly challenging, walk in the area is to the 1,995ft summit of Sugarloaf mountain which is less than 20 minutes’ drive from the marina.  For those who are very keen on walking, there is the Crickhowell Annual Walking Festival which begins on 28th February to 8th March 2015

The keen hiker will soon come to realise that a narrowboat on the Mon and Brec can become an excellent floating base camp, providing convenient access to many of the loftier summits in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Bridge 134, for example, represents a good starting point for the wonderful ascent of Tor y Foel (1,806ft).  For a gentler walk from Llangynidr, we can also recommend the path that follows the Usk up and downstream from the beautiful B4560 road bridge.

The Taff Trail crosses the Mon and Brec Canal at bridge 143 in Talybont.  The Taff Trail is part of the Sustrans Welsh National Cycle Route, which stretches between Cardiff and Brecon, and it follows a section of the towpath to Brecon.  There is an excellent circular walk taking in the towpath between Cwmcrawnon and Aberhowy Bridge (126) with the return made along the path by the Usk.  Also, there is a 3-mile section of scenic railway path between Llanfoist and Govilon, which makes for an enjoyable bike ride.  The climbs are moderate and the surface is fine gravel.  For this route, you would start from The Cutting, by the Post Office in Llanfoist, which is approximately five miles away from Goytre Wharf.