News & Information

Please see the Foundation News, Events, Consultations, River Reports & Navigation sections for their own news updates.

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Thursday 12 December, 2013

Talybont Access Point

We have received complaints from Talybont-on-Usk Community Council concerning.....“large numbers of canoeists partially blocking the road at the Usk river bridge in Talybont and interfering with the flow of traffic. This problem is often an issue at this time of the year, when they park their vehicles on either side of the road to gain access to the river……Obviously we have the option of contacting the police, since they are causing an obstruction on the public highway....”
Please follow the instructions given and unload quickly at the Talybont access point without blocking the road. You must not park or stop here any longer than is necessary. If this continues then like the Gliffaes, we run the risk of losing use of this access point.

Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Wye & Usk Foundation Statement on River Access and Navigation

Friday 29 November, 2013

Canoe Signs

We understand that certain websites are encouraging people to remove the blue canoe signs that have been placed along the Wye and Usk. Please remember that effectively these signs grant permission to cross private property and without them, we run the risk that landowners will withdraw that permission. It has taken a long time to obtain all the necessary consents and has cost public money to do so. We ask everyone to follow the conditions of the arrangements and not to interfere with the signs.

Monday 21 October, 2013

Gliffaes Egress Point, River Usk

Further to our message in March, we regret to announce that due to numbers of vehicles parked along the hotel's entrance lane, that THE GLIFFAES EXIT POINT IS CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
Please use the next exit point downstream at Crickhowell or when shooting is taking place at Glanusk, go no further than Llangynidr.

Monday 4 March, 2013

Gliffaes Egrees Point, River Usk

During the 2012/13 winter there have been a large number of canoeists using this egress point. At times, there have been several minibuses parked on the lane around the top of the steps. Please note that this is a private driveway and is the entrance to the Gliffaes Hotel. The lane should only be used for loading (not parking). If you have to get changed here then please do so out of sight of hotel guests and traffic.

We request that canoeists follow the instructions given or we risk losing this and other access/exit points.

Monday 21 February, 2011


Access and Egress points ( for getting in and out of the river)have been agreed with owners and are chosen to avoid conflict with locals and wildlife. You run the risk of alienating owners or damaging/scaring wildlife if you decide to enter or leave at sites other than those designated. PLEASE STICK TO THE AGREED ENTRY & EXIT PLACES

Monday 6 December, 2010

Killer Shrimp - make sure you aren't the one spreading it

Several waters in England and Wales have recently been infectted byt the the Eastern European killer shrimp (Dikerogammarus villosus). This is a highly aggressive non-native species that has a disastrous effect on indigenous invertebrates, fish and other fauna. Make sure you are not the one who infects the Wye or Usk - read the Essential Info section in the left hand menu before you paddle.

Thursday 14 October, 2010

River Usk mandatory exit at Llangynidr reinstated winter 2010

The Glanusk Estate has resumed its winter shoots from 30th October 2010 to 1st February 2011. Canoeists must therefore exit the river Usk at Llangynidr during this period and not paddle downstream to Gliffaes or Crickhowell. It is paramount to your safety that you follow this. Please see the Talybont to Crickhowell pdf in the Usk section for more information.

Friday 1 October, 2010

Debate on Inland Water access

Please download the Assembly's debate

Thursday 30 September, 2010

Minister's Response

The Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, Jane Davidson, has responded to the Assembly's Sustainability Committee Report on canoe access (Download report)

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