Great Britain » Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal | Wales

Unfortunately the connection to the Mouth of Severn is not navigable anymore.

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal | Wales: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 56 km
Number of locks: 6
Lock dimensions: 15.20 x 2.50
Max. depth: 0.70
Max. headroom: 1.60
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: with urban surroundings, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Not navigable all through
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Severn River & Gloucester Sharpness | England

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
The canal in the south-eastern part of Wales originally ran from Newport to Brecon. The nearly 10 km long section from Newport to the Cymbran locks is no longer navigable.

Crumlin Arm
After Newport a short stretch of the canal is navigable but it has no link to the main canal and none to the River Usk either.

Houseboat & Narrow Boat Hirer, Monmouthshire and Breccon Canal

Beacon Park Boats

Camprian Cruisers

Castle Narrowboats

Country Craft Narrowboats

Monmouthshire, Brecon Albergavenny Canals Trust Ltd.
The aims of the Trust are actively to promote:
1.  The Improvement and Maintenance of the navigable waterway from Brecon to Five Locks Pontnewydd.
2.  Sustainable Regeneration of the canal from Five Locks,Pontnewydd to Newport and from Newport up to C0wmcarn
3.  Greater Awareness of the economic benefit to local communities and businesses through tourism and leisure Activities.
4.  Education and Interpretation through displays and presentations of the culture and history of the canal and its people. Personal health and well being, angling, boating, cycling walking and wildlife interests are of equal importance in the use of the canal corridor and will be enhanced by the achievement of the Aims.


No. 4  Four Counties & the Welsh Canals  /  Nicholson

Author: Harper Collins  / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
Delivery time: instantly

Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Claden, Llangollen, Montgomery, Shropshire Union, Trent and Mersey, Staffs & Worcester and Monmouthshire & Brecon canals and the Weaver Navigation Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5

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