WALES AND THE BORDERS
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