Here boats chug by at walking pace water life abounds and not so distant mountain tops poke their heads over the trees that line the canal banks. As you cycle along this tranquil route you ll enjoy views of hills which rise to over 1 000 ft.
The monmouthshire and brecon canal in south wales was once a hub of industry with two major branches built to transport the rich minerals of iron ore and coal from the south wales valleys to newport where they could be shipped around the world.
Brecon canal walk map. 10 poems are along different areas of the trail to celebrate the cultural olympiad of 2012. A canal and riverside route which connects newport with the canal basin at pontymoel. A haven for wildlife and a favourite with nature lovers walkers and cyclists.
This waterside walk takes you along the opening section of the monmouthshire and brecon canal from brecon to the village of talybont on usk the route runs for just over 7 miles on the flat canal towpath passing a series of aqueducts old bridges marinas and weirs. The monmouthshire brecon canal or mon brec for short is a true hidden gem. Notable sites to visit along the brecon canal walk.
Monmouthshire and brecon canal pubs cafes. A guide to walking the monmouthshire and brecon canal near newport wales. Located near the canal it has an extensive menu and a nice outdoor seating area.
The pretty village of talybont on usk is a nice place to stop for refreshments on the walk. The three mile ride from brecon to brynich lock is easy going and thoroughly pleasant. The canal walk a much easier walk than the others on this list just a gentle towpath wander along the peaceful monmouth and brecon canal.
Three great sites to visit along the brecon canal walk would be the brecon basin goyte wharf and limekilns trail. The white hart is an historic coaching inn which has welcomed travelers for over 300 years. The first part of this long distance cycle touring and walking route takes you along the towpath past the remains of old lime kilns.
The monmouthshire and brecon canal trail is a beautiful green corridor that s perfect for a leisurely family day out. Brecon basin is the start of the taff trail national cycle route 8. The brecon basin is great for walking canoeing fishing and cycling.
The northern section forms part of the taff trail long distance footpath a 55 mile route that can be walked or cycled starting at brecon basin and ending in cardiff.