Canal narrowboat hire holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
Country Craft Narrowboats. Located on the historic and scenic Monmouth & Brecon canal in the Brecon Beacons National park, South Wales. The canal is just over 35 miles long and runs from the market town of Brecon to Five Locks at Cwmbran; with only six locks it follows the contours of the mountains above the beautiful Usk valley. The rural towns and villages along the route offer pubs and restaurants for you to sample, walks for you to enjoy in the beautiful Usk river valley, abundant wildlife, fishing and outstanding mountain scenery.
The hire base is between the five locks on the edge of the village of Llangynidr midway between Brecon and Abergavenny. The village is well known for the ancient and picturesque bridge over the river Usk. Novices are our speciality as our unique location enables us to give both full driving and practical lock instruction which we consider important for safe navigation, lock assistance is also offered for less able customers. Both the width and length of our narrow boats allow easy navigation on this smaller canal. The whole canal can be navigated in a week; however, we would recommend 10 or 11 days at an enjoyable pace.