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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Monmouthshire Brecon Canal

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Discover the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal as it winds its way through beautiful countryside in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Go for a stroll, try your hand at fishing, ride a bike along the banks or get in the water with a narrowboat or kayak.

Formed in 1812 when the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal joined with the Monmouthshire Canal to transport coal, iron and limestone to the busy port of Newport and other towns in South Wales and the Midlands.

Today the canal offers stunning views and peace and tranquility, and is the perfect base for exploring the area.

Canal Towpath currently closed between Llanfoist and Govilon until 19/05/18. Click here for more details and alternatives routes.

2018 is Wales' Year of the Sea, so it's the ideal time to get out and discover the waterways of Monmouthshire.


Goytre Wharf

Download a guide to the Monmouthshire section of the canal by clicking the image below

Stay on the canal or its banks

Continue Your Walk

Usk Valley Walk

Offa's Dyke National Trail

You can discover more about other sections of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal at :