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

Milestones: 200 Miles

The last walk that we posted on Greenspace Walking means that we have now blogged a total mileage of 209 miles. Thanks to everyone who has been following us up until the 200 miles mark and thanks to everyone who is new to us. We completed some truly amazing journeys between 101 miles and 200 miles. Here … Continue reading Milestones: 200 Miles

Wye Valley: Redbrook Circular

Join us for our third circular walk in the Wye Valley and the latest instalment in our mission to walk the River Wye, the 5th longest river in England, in its entirety. Starting and finishing in the delightful town of Redbrook, we followed Offa's Dyke Path south down the 'English' side of the Wye, crossed the river at Bigsweir Bridge … Continue reading Wye Valley: Redbrook Circular

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