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The only canal guide that is never out of date

Mon and Brec Guide

The canal from Brecon to Pontypool is arguably one of the most picturesque in the country, it is also the most expensive of Canal & River Trust managed waterways to keep navigable.  

Following several breaches, CRT have now in place a stringent  inspection regime which takes place on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

The guide is based on the book originally written by John Norris between 1990 and 2016 and covers both the Brecon & Abergavenny canal and the Monmouthshire. John a well known and respected canal historian decided this year to sell his boat and retire from publishing the guide. I am please to say the publication will continue edited by me. The new guide will rely on your input informing me of any problems you encounter on the canal and walks so that I can constantly update the download sheet. I am also working on an “app” which will work in conjunction with this guide, I will post more information as it develops.

As I am informed of any problems on our canal they will be posted on the update sheet, please download it from the home page and your guide will continue to be up to date.


Guide Availability

The guide is available from all the Tourist Information  Centres along the Canal, The Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, Red Line Boats, Goytre, Roadhouse Narrow boats shop, Gilwern, Castle Narrow Boats, Gilwern, or directly from me. Please email me on mail@monandbrecguide.wales and I will arrange to post out a copy. The Guide costs £8.00 with £2.00 P&P 1st class mail to inland U.K. If you wish it posted abroad I will get a cost for you from the Post Office

Waiting for the lock

Brecon Basin

Summer evening at Goytre

New composite lock gates at Ty Coch

Brecon and Abergavenny Canal.