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Interesting walk

It was too wet and windy to walk the high ridges yesterday so we decided to walk from Brecon to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann F
Colchester, United Kingdom
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First class from start to finish

My husband and I (and our dog) booked Kestrel from Monday to Friday for my 60th. We had always... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abergavenny, 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.
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
+44 1873 830240
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ann F
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CathG-R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned again from another holiday in the Brecon Beacons. We are walking the Canal and have done about 25 miles there and back so far. On 2nd Sept there was a bike ride on the Canal - a race!, bike mapping!, time trial! don't...More

Thank barbaravinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booking was easy, and collection was spot on. They really thought of everything bed linen, towels beverage collection, washing up liquid, toilet rolls and a welcome bottle of wine etc Jonathan was great, his advise was very useful. The canal itself has great views and...More

Thank martin b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our walk from Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon where you can park (pay and display) and grab an ice cream then we walked along the canal which is really pretty.

Thank emily t
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We have just returned from a most peaceful and relaxing week navigating the Mon and Brec canal aboard Megan from Cambrian Cruisers. We can't recommend them enough - the boat was lovely and cosy with all our needs catered for, including a very welcome bottle...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Spent a week on Lady, beautiful scenic canal up to the Brecons or down to Abergavenny. Would recommend if wanting a quiet, peaceful time away from the stress and ratrace. Belinda & Wayne

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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Spent a week walking this lovely canal beautiful weather meeting lots of people and stopping off at some lovely pubs.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I recently had an extremely pleasant trip with Redline Boats at Goytre Wharf. Took a hired narrow boat on the North route for 6 hours. This route takes you towards Llanfoist. There are no locks but plenty of bridges to manoeuvre. Extremely tranquil and full...More

3  Thank Marion C
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from BlueEmmaMac | Reviewed this property |
yes and picnic areas, it's lovely well worth it!
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Beacons A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but the first section is often busy with dog walkers.
February 10, 2018|
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Response from betsyboo2017 | Reviewed this property |
I only walk Llangynidr/ talybont - it's 7 mile round trip. you can start walk at Brecon and to llangattock is about 15 miles doable in a day or there are boats to hire from Gilwern but not sure of price there are loads of... More