The Brecon Canal is situated in the Brecon Beacon National Park and it covers a distance of thirty three miles from the Brecon Canal Terminus to the Canal Terminus Sebastopol. boating holidays on the Brecon Canal are great for novices and experts alike. It has a stretch of around twenty two miles which is totally lock free and is very easy to navigate. All in all there are only six locks, five lift bridges and a spectacular four arched aqueduct over the River Usk to negotiate. This may seem daunting to the beginner but after a brief period of instruction you will find the boats easy to handle and the locks are not a problem.
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Boating holidays on the Brecon Canal are great fun for the whole family as everyone can get involved with opening the locks and steering the boat. The boats are very comfortable and they are furnished and decorated to very high standards. They have a fully equipped galley but you will pass by several waterside pubs serving first class, locally produced food, should you want a rest from the cooking.
Along the way you will pass through some picturesque villages such as Gilwern, where you get stunning views across the Usk Valley and the Black Mountains. Crickhowell is a charming town with a good selection of shops, pubs and local crafts. At the end of the line is Brecon with its cathedral, a theatre and a market. On your journey you can stop off and go for a walk, a game of golf or have a go at pony trekking.
Flexible start dates and duration allow you to plan your boating holiday to suite your needs. For a short trip you could start at Llanfoist Wharf and go to Talybont on Usk and back in a weekend. The whole trip from Sebastopol to Brecon and back will take a full week but you will see some stunning countryside along the way. Boating holidays on the Brecon Canal are great fun and everyone involved will have a splendid time.