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.

On the Horizon: Trent and Mersey Canal, Long Eaton to Willington

Finding ourselves having to go up to Nottingham this weekend, we decided to fit some canal walking in while we were up there and start walking another of England's majestic inland waterways

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

Not Just Visiting: Bath

It's good to be back after nearly a three week absence in which Harriet and I moved house, moved offices and have made a new start in the amazing city of Bath. We are so happy to have moved back to this wonderful place. We have fittingly given the blog a bit of a makeover. … Continue reading Not Just Visiting: Bath

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