Monmouthshire - Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal - Govilon to Cwm Crawnon
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How to get there -
I have planned this day as a continuation of this trip
from Pen Croesoped but if you want to do it as a one day trip the best start is from the old wharf at Govilon, now the British Waterways Offices. (see map
Take the heads of the Vallys Road (A465) west from Abergavenny. After half a mile exit onto the B4246 through Llanfoist. Continue until you see the canal bridge. The boatyard is on the right.
To do this as a one way trip you will need to leave a car at Cwm Crawnon (see end map)
Get a map with driving directions to start
(enter the postcode of your starting point at A)
Suggested Launch Site -
Launch over the bank near the hire base.
This trip is in draft form only. I have researched and planned the trip but have not yet done it so all details have to be confirmed. Similarly I have no photos of my own. If you get the chance before I do, please feel free to submit comments and photos by submitting a new trip giving the start point as "see Trip 1090".
This trip is 10 miles with no locks or portages through the beautiful Welsh countryside of the Usk Valley. Some of the trip is through heavily wooded areas and others parts have wide views across the valley.
If you want to turn this into an overnight trip do it in reverse -i.e.start at Cwm Crawnon and camp overnight here