Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Pontypool to Newport

Welcome to the third day of our walk along this amazing Welsh canal. Having experienced the worst rain in our walking careers on the day before (seriously, it was awful), we are pleased to report that things improved a lot for this 10 mile walk from Pontypool to Newport.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

The downpour continues in Part 2 of Crickhowell to Pontypool. We were just over halfway and soaking wet. Heading off from Llanfoist Wharf (our location at the end of Part 1) we battled on though the weather which seemed to be getting worse by the minute. We were still able to take in the views of … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 2

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1

Welcome to the second day of our adventure walking the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Wales. The first day (Parts 1 and 2) was beautiful and so memorable, although it did lure us into a false sense of security. We knew this would be a tough one as we aimed to cover just under 19 … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Crickhowell to Pontypool, Part 1

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Day 1 of our walk from Brecon to Crickhowell along the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. This canal showed us things we hadn't seen before on our towpath travels; we saw mountains, limekilns, tunnels and aqueducts all on the same canal, all of which you will see in this section … Continue reading Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 2

Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2

OK, here we go. The home stretch. 5 miles to go. As much as we enjoyed walking this majestic canal, I am eager to finish blogging about it at this stage in the proceedings. Although, there was so much to see and write about on the Kennet & Avon Canal that it seemed wrong to leave … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 2

Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 1

Welcome to part 1 of the final instalment of our Kennet & Avon canal saga... well, sort of. it depends on your definition of 'Kennet & Avon Canal'. If we are referring solely to the man-made canal and not the entire navigation of water that includes the River Avon and the River Kennet, then this is … Continue reading Kennet & Avon Canal: Thatcham to Reading, Part 1

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 1

We recently completed the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal in the form of a 45 mile walk over 4 days that took us through some outstanding Welsh countryside including the Brecon Beacons National Park. Starting at Brecon, the main waterway makes its way south, following the River Usk for much of its journey, to the city of Newport. There is … Continue reading Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal: Brecon to Crickhowell, Part 1