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New walks launched for National Walking Month

Four new walking routes on or near the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal have been launched, just in time for National Walking Month (May 2018). Produced by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in partnership with the Canal & River Trust, the walks are suitable for families, and focus on the historic story of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal.

A short animated video about each route, encourages people to engage with the region's industrial past. The animations focus on four tram roads and artistically demonstrate the reasons why the canal was originally built, and how visitors and locals alike can now visit attractions such as the lime kilns or Blaenavon ironworks. The videos and downloadable walking routes are available online.

Two of the routes are directly on the canal and the other two are not far away, making them perfect for our customers to try out during their holidays. 

Here's a short linear route from the end of the canal in Brecon.

Here's a circular route from Talybont-on-Usk.

Here's a route taking in the ruins of Clydach Ironworks.

And, here's a walk around the historic town of Blaenavon, part of a World Heritage Site.

For other walking ideas, take a look at our Things To Do page.