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Great, easy walks.

Walked many sections of the canal from Newport to Pontypool to Brecon in various sections. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CXJ11
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Great boat trip

Hired a small boat and what a great few hours out. We stopped at the lock and had a picnic due to... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Explore776112
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Wales, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked many sections of the canal from Newport to Pontypool to Brecon in various sections. Really easy walk with great scenery. Would definitely recommend . .

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

What a secret ! Lovely quiet walks and friendly people with a sense of welsh history. Easy to park and stroll around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Hired a small boat and what a great few hours out. We stopped at the lock and had a picnic due to the lovely weather we had. Staff at the boat hire were great and extremely friendly and really helpful. Give this a go. 10...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Explore776112
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Spent a day visit to Brecon, As it was a lovely day, we sat by the canal basin, just watching the boats coming & going, which was so interesting in such a lovely setting. Took a walk along the canal, viewing all the old cottages...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank saintsboy12
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Just returned from a most enjoyable week on the canal. Picked up the narrowboat from Castle narrowboats at Gilwern. We chose one of two boats that are electrically powered, this gave us a fantastically quiet trip. Many charging points along the canal in great places,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We have walked two sections of the canal, both very peaceful and being along a towpath the route is almost flat the whole time. The locks along the way are interesting to watch as the narrow boats pass through and there are plenty of old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Booked to canoe the river Wye but due to high water levels and speed of the river we were given the option of canal canoeing. we took it and delighted we did. the canoe trip is approximately 3 miles with only one loch to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank EkimO_12
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

It was too wet and windy to walk the high ridges yesterday so we decided to walk from Brecon to Talybont on the canal path. What a lovely interesting walk. I like a view when I walk so I normally get easily bored on canals...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 482annf
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk along the canal delicious homemade jam from an honesty box along the way and a well deserved coffee at the theatre cafe watching the barges turning for their journey back down the canal. We'll worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank WalesFairy
Reviewed 12 September 2018

My husband and I (and our dog) booked Kestrel from Monday to Friday for my 60th. We had always wanted to do this but knew it wouldn't be cheap. So happy that we booked with the best company in the UK, we have looked at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ewan c
15 November 2018|
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Response from DevonNobles | Reviewed this property |
We hired from Road House Narrowboats. They have a very informative website. They were great!
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WalesFairy
7 August 2018|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes and picnic areas, it's lovely well worth it!
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2 June 2018|
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Response from Beacons A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.
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