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WALK | Walk the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal | Powys

A Canal Boat Moored Up Just Outside Brecon
A Canal Boat Moored Up Just Outside Brecon

Sample the delights of old and new Brecon

Take a meander along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Watch as canal boats gently cruise by

Take in the views of the Brecon Beacons

The Mon and Brec Canal
The Mon and Brec Canal

"...the quiet calm and reflection on this watery wander..."

Description |

There is much to see here in the old market town of Brecon, but most notably down here on canal-side. For once where cruisers and boaters now glance past, industrial employ and dirty honest labour used to harbour. For what was once the longest waterway in the world, is now a delightful amble under quiet skies and curious intrigue.

There is enough here to fill-in-the-gaps of coal and iron. There are useful story boards which complete the questions of what and why. Old lime kilns. Warehouses and bridges. A wonderful bench which besides resting tired limbs also begs the sitter to look underneath one's own backside to see the map of where this great transport system departed for.

But take your time, take in the wildlife and the locals who will happily chatter about modern life and the past... Overtake the mallards if you can as you saunter past. And if time allows or the moment avails itself, sit, un-wind, pause and take in the pleasant place. A Canal for now. A Canal for all.

Directions and Map |

Find the beginning/end of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Brecon basin where you can wander as far or as long as you fancy

Longitude: -3.388159

Latitude: 51.944086

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