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

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

On the Horizon: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

This weekend we finished the Kennet & Avon Canal.Yesterday at about 7pm, Harriet and I trudged wearily into the city of Bath and stood on the very spot we started our adventure on January 3rd this year (pictured above, taken yesterday). It was a fulfilling and exciting experience from start to finish and it has … Continue reading On the Horizon: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal