A beautiful canal
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal has, for two hundred years, wended its way through some of the most beautiful scenery in South Wales. Now its industrial life is over, it offers the opportunity to see the countryside from a unique perspective on your very own self drive narrow boat holiday.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal covers 33 miles of beautiful, rural, Welsh countryside from Brecon to Pontypool, much of which lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park. With six locks, lift bridges, a tunnel and an aquaduct over the scenic river Usk you will need at least a week to experience everything this amazing canal has to offer.
Along the canal there are country villages to explore, good pubs to visit and scenic walks to enjoy. During your narrowboat holiday experience you will come across a wide variety of wildlife, especially birds including kingfishers, red kite and heron.
Included in the cost of your narrow boat holiday is a canal guidebook which will make sure you don’t miss anything along the way.