8.30 1 Boot: Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, Avon Area Themed Walk (Joint with Severnside Ramblers)

Event Date: Sun 11 March 2018
Event Time: 8.30

9 miles

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is a popular family attraction that sits on top of the Cefn flight, an engineering wonder of the industrial revolution that is located in the picturesque area of Newport.  As a result of the support of the Heritage Lottery Funding, two pairs of locks have been restored.

A family-friendly location managed by the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust (MBACT), with history talks, activity trails, events and education days running throughout the year.  The canal towpath is part of the national cycle route 47 and the beautiful Sirhowy valley walk.

Walk leaders: Andy & Chris (01454 416321)

Meet at Aztec West (BS32 4TD) for 08:30 and we will car share to the 14 Locks Canal Centre for the start of the walk.  Walk will start about 09:30 and we should finish around 14:30, allowing time for coffee before returning to Bristol.

Directions to the meet point: If coming from the M5 – Leave the M5 at J16 (Bristol/Glos) and turn towards Bristol (south) on the A38. At the next roundabout exit ‘right’ for Aztec West. You will soon meet another roundabout, go ‘straight’ over this roundabout towards a large office block. As you approach the base of this building the road goes left & right in front of you, turn left, then follow the road round the building, ie right, you will then see parking bays with blue markings round them, park in any of these bays. If you’re coming north out of Bristol, on the A38, take the first exit, left, off the Aztec West roundabout. Note that the time quoted (8.30am) is the time we leave the car park.

Bring a packed lunch.

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About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,