The Area

We are ideally situated next to Cwmcarn Forest and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Fourteen Locks Canal

The Castle Lodge pub has been a part of the Pontywaun village community for over a hundred years. It’s surrounded by world renowned, beautiful and breathtaking mountains where there are many activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The canal with it’s splendid walks all the way to Newport has many pleasant surprises along the way, such as the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre.

Sirhowy Valley Country Park

For those of you who like going off the track, there are many paths along the way to see the spectacular views from other mountain trails and the Sirhowy Valley Country Park and river treks. 

Twmbarlum Mountain

The Cwmcarn Forest Drive is just metres away for people who enjoy walking, cycling, camping and downhill racing, and if you have time after that there’s always Twmbarlum mountain to take in the view of at least five counties on a good clear day.