Located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Govilon is a small Welsh village located between Llanfoist and Gilwern, near to Abergavenny in north Monmouthshire.
Though isolated from the rest of the Trust's 2,000 mile network, the Mon & Brec as it is popularly known, is rated as one of the prettiest to be found anywhere on the waterway system.
These moorings are also known as The Chapel moorings and the site is approximately 100m long, providing mooring space for up to 8 vessels, moored against the off-side bank.
To reach the site, take the A40 to Abergavenny. At the roundabout take the second exit on to the A465. Leave the A465 at the first exit and follow the signs to Blaenavon and Big Pit (World Heritage Site). Pass through the village of Llanfoist heading towards Govilon and keep following the "Big Pit" World Heritage Signs on to Blaenavon Road. Govilon Wharf is on the right 50 metres before the canal bridge.
The nearest toilet, shower and refuse disposal facilities are at the visitor moorings by the Canal & River Trust Govilon office. The nearest water point is approximately 100 metres west of the moorings, between the far access gate and Butchers Bridge.
The moorings have iron gates at either end which are secured with padlocks. Moorers will need a standard BWB key to access the site.
Amenities are available in the village including a general store and two public houses.
No public access to boats
The site can be viewed from the towpath. However, if you do need access to the mooring area you will need a BWB yale type key to open the padlock on the access gates.