Holidays in the UK - Canal Holidays

Google Map of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

Using the Google Map

Explore boat bases, places of interest and canal features using our interactive Google Map. Zoom into the map using your mouse or the map controls, view the roads or as a satellite map, or combine together for a hybrid view. Please note that due to the complex route the redraw speed can be slowed.

Click on the boat bases for a description of the boating routes from that base. You can get driving instructions to that base from your home. There are also links to websites about the places of interest.


Google Map of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

View the Monmouthshire and Brecon route information

Places of interest

The National Park provides a perfect opportunity for many leisure activities including walking, pony trekking, bird watching, photography and coarse fishing.

Brecon is an historic market town with a cathedral, museums and quaint shopping centre. August is a good time to visit, when the annual Jazz Festival and County Show are held. There is a new indoor leisure centre, new theatre and a market of Tuesdays and Fridays.

Llangorse Lake
The largest natural lake in south Wales, just over three miles from the canal, north of Talybont. Activities in this area include sailing, windsurfing, fishing(pike, roach, perch), canoeing, trekking and picnicking.

This is the 'Gateway to the Brecon Beacons', a market town with eleventh century castle remains, good shops, museum of childhood and is one mile from the canal.

Goytre Wharf
Near Llanover, British Waterways Visitor Centre, restored limekilns.

Torfaen Museum Trust
Canal museum in the old toll cottage at Pontypool.

Customers' Comments

Read what some of our previous clients say about the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

"Recommend the Ashford Tunnel as a contributor to a steep learning curve on how to steer a 20-ton steel narrowboat in a straight line! Great fun, if you don't mind picking up the fallen crockery, and don't forget to duck at the lowest section. Good canal side shops and pubs, excellent itinerary information pack on board. This canal being rural is mostly unspoilt by development; it is pretty and pleasantly quiet to chug along at a sedate 3 mph."

"We rated the unspoiled beauty and discovery visits to small villages and pubs second to none."

"The boat yard has a quality product and their narrowboat standards are high. A complimentary bottle of wine was a nice touch to the start of the week. The owner was prompt in dropping off a TV aerial that had been omitted from the boat on start. Very good service!"

"It's a good type of holiday for meeting other people. We laughed ourselves up and down the canal despite the weather."

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