The canal towpath at Llanfoist is closed during the Three Peaks Trial (Click Here). The canal embankment started settling in early January 2014 due to the heavily saturated ground following this winter's intense period of wet weather. Embankment stabilisation work to the embankment will involve installing over 500 soil nails through the slipped embankment soil into the bed rock below before repairing the towpath and reinstating the embankment slope. So the canal towpath at Llanfoist is closed until this work can be carried out.
However this closure can be avoided when doing the Gold and Silver Routes. The main path up the Blorenge from Abergavenny goes through the tunnel under the canal at Llanfoist. We've been advised by the Canal and River Trust that this tunnel remains open. Also when coming off Blorenge go to the west of the woodland to come out on the B2426 at grid ref. 265129. Take care to cross the road to join the bridleway opposite and follow to grid ref. 262133. Continue into Govilon and onward to the Glangrwyney Bridge Checkpoint.