Yours to Enjoy
Steeped in over 200 years of industrial heritage Goytre Wharf is an 8 acre site situated on the lower section of the navigable canal which is constructed using the level contour of the mountains within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, (formerly the Brecon Beacons National Park) between Five Locks Cwmbran, and Llangynidr.
The Wharf is open all year round and you can relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere created by this unique waterside location.
Whether you choose to visit the Wharf by land, or water, the site offers an unrivalled experience with its blend of industrial heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife, woodland walks. children’s activities, or coarse fish to feed.
The Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust provides visitors with the opportunity to taste the waterway environment by taking a trip on board one of our two Mon & Brec canal trip boats based at the Wharf. Family groups or other organizations can charter the larger craft for leisurely trips, meetings and education projects. New volunteers are always welcome to engage with visitors and crew the craft.
Skippered trips, where an experienced crew takes you on a cruise, are available from our Trust, whilst holiday narrow boats and “self-drive” smaller day boats (including one especially adapted for a wheelchair user) can be hired at the Wharf from ABC Leisure.
We have a small display in the main wharf building where the staff in Penelope’s Cafe serve attractive meals and drinks. Visitors can also enjoy viewing industrial drawings, from which they can digest the amazing feats of the bygone industrial era, and view artefacts and the lime kilns on the site. More can be learnt from the staff and support volunteers about canal based activities.
ABC Leisure’s reception office and shop is located adjacent to the lime kilns where visitors can hire a day boat or canoe, hire a self-drive family day boat, or hire a larger craft to cruises the canal with family and friends. From your hire boat you can walk to many of the interesting villages, industrial sites and mountainous landscape through which the canal was constructed, all of which are located within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park.
Take home that special souvenir, whether it be a welsh craft gift, local book, waterways magazine or painting from ABC Leisure’s reception shop, or from the café. You can finish your visit with a cruise on board one of the Trust’s Trip boats, or savour your time by having refreshments on-site.
Goytre Wharf is owned by the Canal and River Trust, and managed by the ABC Leisure Group. Local woodland is owned / managed by Natural Resources Wales. For more information about the Wharf or to use some of the services at the Wharf please visit https://www.goytrewharf.com/.
Find out how to get to the Wharf on our Goytre Wharf Visitor Information page where you can also see our scheduled boat trips and access a map of the site.