Fourteen Locks

Located just outside Newport, on the road to Risca alongside the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is the Fourteen Locks Canal Visitor Centre. Visitors can trace the growth and decline of the Canal and its role in transporting commodities such as coal, iron, limestone and bricks from the South Wales valleys down to Newport docks. Outside the Visitor Centre, the flight of locks rises 160 feet in just half a mile, and is still an impressive sight. An attractive picnic area and way-marked walks along the canal tow path and surrounding countryside make Fourteen Locks an enjoyable day out and a good place to walk the dog. The pictures below were taken on May 24,2009 (click on image to enlarge).


 

Visitor Centre

Bridge over disused lock

Walkway

On the way down to the towpath

Bridge near the towpath

Other walkways are linked to the towpath

Disused lock

The locks are disused and potentially dangerous

Towpath

The towpath runs towards Allt-yr-Yn

Towpath - Allt-yr-yn

Near Allt-yr-yn with the M4 by your side

Pond

Back at the Visitor Centre