Author Archives: Chris Boulter

Fourteen Locks Centre Monthly Walk – Sat July 2nd


Our next monthly walk is next Saturday July 2nd starting at Fourteen Locks Centre at 10 am.

Why not join us for a leisurely 5.5 mile walk through fields, woodlands and canal towpaths to Caerleon from where we return by service bus via Newport back to the Fourteen Locks Centre for well earned cup of tea in our café.

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Final Preparations for Ty Coch Locks Press and Dignitaries Day

Lower Brake Lock Sluices being checked Tredegar Lock Gates

Final preparations have been in progress this week at Ty Coch Locks, including fitting of gates to Tredegar Lock and testing the paddle gear on Lower Blake Lock.  The trust is welcoming members of Torfaen County Borough Council, Canal and River Trust and other local organisations along with local and national press to see the first boat to pass through since 1927.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canalathon – Sept 10th 2016

This years team challenge takes place on Saturday September 10th – Are you up to the challenge!


Teams of 4 (and a team manager) are invited to complete the challenge in under 12 hours which includes 6 miles canoeing, 18 miles cycling and 11 miles running/walking/hiking.

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To whet your appetite why not visit the dedicated facebook page


Annual Duck Race 2016

Tickets at £1 each are now on sale at Fourteen Locks Centre for the annual duck race on Monday 29th August 2016.

1st Prize is a weeks self catering holiday for 4 people in Torbay

2nd Prize is an afternoon self drive hire boat for 8 people from Dragonfly Dayboats at Brecon

3rd Prize is Sunday lunch for 2 people at The White Swan, Llanfrynach

Plus loads of other prizes.