How to get there -
At Abergavenny, turn south off the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road onto the A4042, signposted Pontypool.At Llanover (after 3 .5 miles) turn right onto Old Abergavenny Road to Pencroesoped and after half a mile turn left. After a short distance you will cross the canal with a car park on the left.
For those with SatNav the postcode of Pencroesoped is NP7 9EL. If you intend to leave a car at Pontymoile the postcode is NP4 8ER.
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Suggested Launch Site -
Launch over the bank from the car park.
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 985".
Travel south. In little over a half mile you will be at Goytre Wharf where, among the other attractions, you can hire canoes (Phone Goytre Wharf on 01873 880516) . It's six and a half miles to Pontymoile (Pontypool) the gauging lock that marked the junction with the Monmouthshire Canal. For most of the journey the trip passes through pleasant countryside.
Depending on your preference you can turn around at Pontymoile (or earlier for a shorter two way trip) or shuttle a second car to the Pontymoile Basin (see the end map) for a one way trip. From Google it looks like it may be possible to camp next to the remains of the gauging lock.
For those in need of liquid refreshment I'm afraid there is nothing canalside on this stretch (other than the cafe at Pontymoile basin) but the Star Inn is only 150 yards from bridge 62.