Gilwern Wharf L1 Leisure

Located on the beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Gilwern Wharf is steeped in history. The site was originally built to transport coal, limestone and iron products from the surrounding area using a network of tramways and railroads.

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.

This mooring site is approximately 80m long and currently provides space for up to 7 vessels moored against the off-side bank.

Site Facilities
Elsan Disposal Refuse Disposal
Nearest Road

To reach the site from the A465, Heads Of The Valley Road, take the A4077, Abergavenny Road, into Gilwern and turn right onto the A4077, Crickhowell Road. Just past the garage on the left hand side, turn left into Church Road. Carry on up the hill for approximately 300 metres and then turn left into Maes Y Gwartha Road. The entrance to the site is immediately to the left, via a shared driveway with Castle Narrowboats.

Nearest Station


Nearest Town


Additional Information

The nearest facilities, including elsan, toilets and showers, are at the visitor moorings on the towpath side of the canal opposite. An enclosed refuse point is available in the car parking area. These facilities are not a dedicated facility for the Gilwern mooring customers, as they are open for use by passing boats, as well as other canal users.

A variety of amenities are available in Gilwern village, including a store, fish bar, several pubs, a post office and a garage.

The historic town of Abergavenny is approximately five miles from the mooring site.

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

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

Car Parking
Unregulated - Unsecured
Gated Access
Viewing Arrangements

The site can be viewed from the towpath at any time.

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