Monmouth Brecon Canal  
General Information
Paddle Points

Car park

Car park

Monmouth Brecon Canal Launch point

An easy put-in/take-out at the terminus of the canal.


Space for a few cars and easy access to the canal.

Popular launch site for organised canoe parties with large trailers so leave space.


Small car parking area next to bridge and canal in lower village

Bridge 122

Good designated launch site. Parking for three cars

Gilwern wharf

A good launch point with parking on the canal there are rubber edges to the bank to protect canoes from the walls

Bridge End Inn

A good canal side pub in the village of Gilwern, this is not however a good launch point, but there is a very good parking area and launch point approx 500m west of Church Road

Small car park and launch point.

Small car park and launch point.

Pontypool wharf

A nice place to launch on to the canal, there is a parking and launch fee. this is payable in the tea room adjacent to the wharf

The Open Hearth

A lovely canal side pub, good beers and benches by the water, large car park but please ask permission to park prior to paddling or at least buy a drink

Five Locks (end of navigable canal)

This marks the southern end of the navigable canal however from here there is over 20 miles of lock free water, towards Brecon