WALES AND THE BOR­DERS

Canal Boat - - HOLIDAYS -

Prob­a­bly the most well-known and pop­u­lar canal in Bri­tain is the Llan­gollen, climb­ing from the Cheshire Plain to reach into North Wales and cross the spec­tac­u­lar Pont­cy­syllte aque­duct. You can read all about it in this month’s Cruise Guide on page 47.

But it isn’t the only wa­ter­way where you can en­joy glo­ri­ous Welsh scenery. For al­most all of its 35 miles the Mon­mouthshire & Bre­con Canal winds its way along a hill­side high above the River Usk, giv­ing splen­did views over the sur­round­ing coun­try­side, in­ter­spersed with old limekilns and other glimpses of its in­dus­trial her­itage.

And while we’ll have to wait a few years for the Mont­gomery Canal to be re­stored and re­opened, the seven miles al­ready open make a not-to-be-missed de­tour from the Llan­gollen Canal

Splen­did Welsh scenery on the Mon­mouthshire & Bre­con Canal Cross­ing Chirk Aque­duct on the Llan­gollen Canal

Ash­ford Tunnel on the Mon­mouthshire & Bre­con

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