Visit our shop at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
Our gift shop offers unique hand made gifts created by local and talented artisans. Not only will you purchase a unique gift for a loved one, but you will be supporting an independent business as well as donating your money back into the community and canal.
Our charcoal is sustainably sourced hardwood from a local woodland. Our honey is locally produced in Risca. We have canal history books and walking books from local authors describing our diverse and beautiful landscape in detail.
We also hire out gallery display boards for artists or local community groups to sell their work.
The variety of arts and crafts gets updated regularly. Please visit us to see the extensive range we have in stock.
The Mon and Brec Canal Guide
This is an established, well known and popular guide book to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, originally published by MBACT member John Norris in 1991. Since its original publication, the guide has been regularly updated with new editions appearing every few years. More recently the guide was edited by MBACT member Phil Hughes. The Guide is now published by Mon & Brec Canal enthusiast Ashley Curtis, who has recently produced a new edition.
The guide is a perfect companion to exploring the canal by boat, bicycle or on foot. It features Ordnance Survey based mapping which follows the route of the canal, and usefully plots the location of bridges and locks together with their associated number and name. Also included is a brief industrial and ecological history, and an informative commentary pointing out features of interest along the route. It not only covers the navigable canal from Brecon down to Cwmbran, but also has a section on the southern unrestored section. The Guide also has a unique supplement page folded into the back cover containing very recent information. A regularly updated version of the supplement can be downloaded from the publisher’s website at https://www.monandbrecguide.co.uk/.
The new edition is available at our Fourteen Locks shop – priced at £8.
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Map
We have been working with Heron Maps to produce Version 2 of this classic Waterways Series Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal map. The new version was published mid-June 2021 and is already selling well in our shop at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre.
The map covers the whole navigable canal from Brecon to Five Locks in Cwmbran, the non-navigable canal from Five Locks to Newport, and also the non-navigable Crumlin Arm from Newport to Cwmcarn.
The map is ideal for boaters, walkers and cyclists.
The northern part of the canal is on one side, and the southern part on the reverse.
The map is available from our gift shop in the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre for £5.99.