Brecon - AberhondduCrickhowell - Crughywel

Brecri one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Brecon - Aberhonddu and Crickhowell - Crughywel.

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Brecon - Aberhonddu
Grid Ref SO0455728507
Lat / Lon 51.94685° / -3.39004°
Easting / Northing 304,557E / 228,507N
What3Words fetch.drumbeat.trendy
Crickhowell - Crughywel
Grid Ref SO2182418385
Lat / Lon 51.85856° / -3.13658°
Easting / Northing 321,824E / 218,385N
What3Words jeeps.finer.overheard

Brecri One's land is

Arable 32.7%
Pasture 43.9%
Urban 16.3%
Woods 7.0%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Paul Chilcott

30 May 2022 Spring

Except for the short stretches at the start and finish and one short section along a lane near Pencelli, this walk is entirely along the Mon & Brec Canal and is some of the finest canal walking anywhere. It`s easy walking all the way and the canal path is in good condition, although it can get a bit muddy in parts after wet weather.

It`s also a good candidate for wheeling, although there are a couple of kissing gates in the field at Llangattock, which may not suit wheelchairs.


27 Aug 2021 Summer

Straightforward walk along the old canal towpath, which is now a cycle- and foot-path. Very level and easy. Several locks, aquaducts and beer gardens along the route.

Neil Summersgill

16 Jun 2021 Spring

The route follows the Brecon Monmothshire Canal nearly all the way and cuts between the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. There are great views of the surrounding hills but the star is the canal, bridges and locks. Plenty of trees to provide shade and lots of wildlife to observe (e.g. herons). As expected fairly flat all the way and easy enough for bike and buggies as well.

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