Goytre Wharf: cruise the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
The Monmouthshire and Brecon canal is one of the most scenic and spectacular canals in the UK.The towpath winds its way for over 50km between Brecon and Cwmbran and has good views over farmland, woodland and mountains and is home to a wide range of ﬂora and fauna.
Goytre Wharf is a 200 year old industrial heritage site that now includes a busy visitor centre and marina. The centre has plenty to offer including exhibitions and events, canal trips and children’s activities. The area around the centre has canal side and woodland walks, lots of wildlife to see and information regarding the history of the lime kilns.
You could hire a small electric boat or canoe or book a group trip aboard a traditional style canal barge. Canal cruising is for those in no hurry to get anywhere. After a period of tuition you can settle into a comfortable maximum speed of just 4 miles per hour as you glide through the quiet waters.
10.00 Arrive and check in for boat hire and briefing session.
10.40 Cruise canal enjoying stops along the way.
12.15 Picnic lunch after mooring boat.
13.15 Return journey.
15.00 Return boat and explore marina and lime kilns.
16.00 Afternoon tea at the Waterside Rest.