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Address: Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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Opened in 1812, this major waterway runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport,...

Opened in 1812, this major waterway runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport, Gwent, where the first 33 miles are navigable.

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Great walking in stunning scenery.

Canal-side paths are obviously level so we walked 8 or 10 miles a day with ease. The dog loved it. Canall-side pubs add to the day!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canal-side paths are obviously level so we walked 8 or 10 miles a day with ease. The dog loved it. Canall-side pubs add to the day!

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Thank Francis T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into Brecon via the canal to the basin where a boat trip or boat hire can Bo found. Walking the other direction there is an aquaduct and river views. Easy walking on the level

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Thank Phil P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the canal from Brecon for about half an hour each way. Lovely and tranquil. Great for dog waking and family walks. Made us want to go back and hire a boat to go on the canal for a day :)

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is the most beautiful stretch of canal, made all the more so because it's land locked and follows the contours of the countryside. It's slower than other canals because it's quite shallow, but travelling slowly means that you can take in the natural beauty. If you've not been on a narrowboat before, then book a short break to get... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Beautiful part of Wales, have visited the area on numerous occasions during the summer and colder winter months over the years. Love visiting walking around the local villages such as Haye on Wye and hiking up into the beacons themselves. Highly recommend a narrow boat experience, we have twice used Cambrian Cruisers (during summer months), a lovely family run company... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I booked this as a surprise for my partners 50th and it was great fun. We were complete novices but the owners were really nice and showed us the "ropes". Ashley gave my partner (who wanted to be Captain) a lesson on how to set sail and Robert & Olwen showed me how to work the locks. Dont worry if... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Spent a week on the canal last Sept. on a Beacon Park boat with another couple. A wonderful experience. The Beacon Park Boats owners, staff and boats were all top notch. Initially, we thought the orientation was a bit brief. But, with experience being the best tutor, we adjusted quickly and settled in for a great week. Our boat, the... More 

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a wonderful time on the canals thanks to beacon park boats. The boat is so well kitted out, and the shower is better than some hotels I've stayed in, which is great if it's been cold and raining (which it did on day one). The company owners were very friendly but professional and the business seemed very well run... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our first canal holiday, the Mon. and Brec. especially chosen as suitable for beginners. Having picked up our boat, which we have absolutely no complaints about, we set off from Llangattock toward Brecon in the mid afternoon. The plan was to relax motor for a while, then moor up at a nice place for the night. Barely round the corner... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The "Mon and Brec" is a very quiet canal with few boats and even fewer locks. However, it has lots of attractions, such as a long tunnel and an aqueduct, making it an interesting canal to sail along. We hired a boat from Castle Narrowboats for a week and found that we could easily sail up to Brecon and back... More 

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