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The Mon and Brec canal has just 36 miles of navigable water, which sounds like a morning commute for many people. Certainly, there are plenty of UK waterways where you can cover huge distances but, then, you may need to – in position to find an empty mooring spot or just to find the next interesting place to visit. In our laid-back world – in the Brecon Beacon National Park - the Mon & Brec’s relatively short length offers an abundance of things to fill a week or two, let alone a short break. Hardly 100 yards pass without spotting some friendly wildlife, anticipating the next historic feature round the corner or finding a delightful village to explore.

As a general rule, a leisurely round trip to Talybont-on-Usk will fill a 3-night break, while a week will take you to Brecon and back. See our detailed itineraries for suggestions to fill your holiday - whether you’re interested in heritage, wildlife and walking, need ideas for a family holiday or are looking for a relaxing, romantic break.

Frequently asked questions

Mooring with Public House nearby


Rural Mooring




Alternative Mooring