Photowalk : Abergavenny Cannel


This event is FREE for club members.

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A social Photoclub Photowalk, exploring along the Abergavenny Cannel, sprinkled with, where-needed photography know-how hosted by a local award-winning qualified photographer and trainer.

All welcome, come a develop and learn photography skills, whether you are a complete beginner in photography or an expert, whether a mobile phone, digital or a film photographer.

Members, please remember to BOOK your place as places are limited.

This delightful little walk follows the lines drawn by two of the area’s main 18th and 19th-century transport arteries.

The outward leg follows the now defunct Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway, often known as the ‘Heads of the Valleys Railway’. In places, the line follows the path of the much earlier Bailey’s Tramroad, which ran from Crawshay Bailey’s Ironworks at Nantyglo to Govilon Wharf on the banks of the canal.

The initial construction, which stretched between Abergavenny and Brynmaur, was started by the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway Company.

The return leg winds along the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, originally known as the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. Built between 1797 and 1812.

As we walk along the banks of the canal, look out for a glimpse of one of Britain’s most colourful birds, the kingfisher. In flight, the diminutive little hunter appears less like a bird and more like an ethereal flash of luminescent blue that resembles something from a fairy-tale. It nests in tunnels in the riverbank and generally lays six or seven white eggs.


A maximum group size of 12 means we ensure social distancing.

Travel to and from the meeting point, food, and drinks, personal items.

Camera ideally with a wide-angle and long lens, spare batteries, memory cards, a tripod, filters, and cable release.

Meeting and event details (Abergavenny) will be emailed approximately 3 days before the event.

Free if you’re a Photo Club Member

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Sunday, 20 November 2022 10:00 – 16:00

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