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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

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A peaceful mooring in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Narrowboat Hire in Wales!

The 'Mon & Brec' is considered by many to be the most scenic waterway of all.

In its thirty-three mile meander through seven villages to Brecon the 'Mon & Brec' canal rises only sixty feet through six locks, remarkable considering the mountainous terrain.

On your Road House narrowboat hire in Wales you can follow the valley of the River Usk, though the canal is often perched far up the hillside with views of the river far below.

Nearly all of its route lies within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area noted for its often spectacular scenery, excellent for walking or general exploration.

Above Gilwern the canal passes through a village every four miles (useful for supplies or pubs). Its route is high on the hillside above the river, winding through wooded hillsides until five locks in a tranquil sylvan setting lift it fifty feet higher up the valley.

Some spectacular views, a tunnel and lifting bridges follow until the Brecon Beacons can be seen to the west rising to three thousand feet, with the Black Mountains to the East.

At Brynach the canal crosses the Usk on a substantial four-arched aqueduct before rising through one last lock to the level that leads into the old market-town of Brecon where a large basin provides excellent moorings.

Below Gilwern the canal maintains a level high on the side of the hills, at times making horse-shoe bends and passing on aqueducts over rushing mountain streams. For a time the River Usk is closer to the canal, its course through Abergavenny visible far below. The villages are away from the canal, and the general impression on your holiday hire narrow boat is one of remote peacefulness.

More about the Mon & Brec Canal.

Road House Narrowboats are a small family business
With only four narrow boats we can assure you of our closest attention at all times during your narrowboat hire holiday in Wales, and any support you feel you may need, particularly if canal boating is new to you. We have ourselves been canal enthusiasts for many years, and are very happy to talk to you about our boats or the canal if you care to call.
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We also offer comfortable B&B accommodation.

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Spectacular scenery through South Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park
Plenty to do, to see and to visit for a memorable week's narrowboat hire holiday
Comfortable, fully equipped modern holiday narrowboats, central heated
Beginners and experienced enthusiasts equally welcomed
Full tuition & support throughout your holiday with us.
Road House Narrowboats
 50 Main Road • Gilwern • Abergavenny • Monmouthshire NP7 0AS

 Tel 01873 830240 • email

Vat Reg No: 109 967868

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