Visitor information

 OPENING HOURS
  • GIFT SHOP Closed - Firebreak
  • Cafe open everyday 10am-4pm
  • Toilets closed - Firebreak
  • The car park closes at 5pm
  • Baby changing 
  • Dog friendly
  • Car park £1- 4hrs, £3 up to 5 hrs, £5 all day
  • Art gallery boards 
  • Cafe with homemade treats
  • Education facilities 
  • Meeting room hire
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • T. 01633 892167
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  • A. Cwm lane, Rogerstone, Newport. NP10 9GN
  • Follow us on fb, twitter and instagram @fourteenlocks
               

   

Training & Volunteering

The Canal and Countryside volunteer group

This group has been created by a partneship between the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre and Newport City Council. With Mbact running the centre and funding from the heritage lottery fund, the project has really taken off.

We meet every Thursday, from 10am til 3.30pm, and work around the locks and Allt yr yn nature reserve clearing undergrowth and evasive species, maintaining paths and fences whilst creating wildlife habitats.

All are welcome to join and an application form can be collected from the centre. Do not feel you have to come every week or stay all day, all time is hugely appreciated and we cannot believe the difference we have already made.

The HLF Future Skills Project

This ambitious project is central for the future development of the Canal Centre and for the future restoration of the Lock Flight. At the heart of the project is the development of a Volunteer Training Programme that will not only embrace the enthusiasm and dedication that Volunteers but also provide opportunities for training.

Volunteers have already made a significant difference. On a busy day the Canal Centre needs people to provide assistance to visitors requiring information. This can range from a simple enquiry about directions through to answering questions about the locks. Prior to the beginning of the Future Skills Project the Canal Centre was largely dependent upon a small staff. Volunteers have made all the difference in so many other ways as well. For example one person who is particularly interested in Social Media now updates the Facebook Account, while another Volunteer has provided invaluable assistance with carpentry skills.

As the project progresses, short term training courses in customer service and basic film making will also form part of the package of opportunities available.

If you are interested on volunteering or if you would like to find out more contact the Canal Centre by email or telephone or fill in the downloadable (pdf) Volunteer Registration Form and return it to the Canal Centre.

 

How to find the Centre

BY CAR:- The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is situated off junction 27 of the M4 motorway. Take the High Cross Road and after approximately half a mile turn right in to Cefn Walk (signposted Fourteen Locks). Go over the canal bridge the Centre and its car park are on your right.

PARKING
Parking at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre is excellent and can accommodate a coach. Please note that the barrier to the car park is opened at 6.30am and locked daily at 4.45pm.

BUS SERVICES
The following services run regularly from Market Square, Newport to Cwm Lane: 56, R1, R3 and R6. 

ACCESS
There is very good access at the centre for wheel chairs, but the suitability of footpaths is limited.

Information for organisers

If you are considering organising a walk here starting at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre would you be so kind as to inform us before hand of the date. Our car park is not particularly large and if we get several walking groups on the same day it can become a health & safety issue. Again with prior notice we can email walking guides of the locks.