Govilon Wharf L1 Leisure

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.

Site Facilities
Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

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.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

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.

This is a leisure site and is determined by us to be a mooring site for the storage of boats between leisure use, customers may well spend weekends on this site, and occasionally longer periods, but it is not sold as, or intended to be suitable for long term residential use. This site does not have local authority planning consent for residential use, neither does it have the level of facilities and service expected of such a mooring. As such the offer that we have is only intended to meet the needs of a leisure boater.

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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Access Restrictions

No public access to boats.

All customer items must be stored on their boat and not on any of the surrounding land at the mooring site.

Car Parking
None/Public Road
Facilities Block
Gated Access
BW Key
High Level Lighting
Viewing Arrangements

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.

  • Car Parking Nearby
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Showers
  • Toilets
Maria Osborne