Not everybody wants to get on or in the water. Some people are very happy to simply stroll along waterways enjoying the special atmosphere that water lends to a place
If 'taking it easy' is your style, the 35 miles of canal towpath between Brecon and Mamhilad near Pontypool could be the place for you. While you're out, try the new Food Trail from Brecon to Talybont, or enjoy the wonderful Visitor Centre at Goetre Wharf. At Brynich Lock you can make your way down to the bank to the River Usk - a great spot for a picnic.
At the other end of the scale is the National Park's 'Waterfall Country' in the South of the Park where some steep sided paths lead to deep gorges and plunging falls on the Rivers Mellte, Hepste and Nedd. Find out more on line or visit the National Park's Waterfall Centre at Pontneddfechan.
The National Park's waterfalls and rapids make for scenery to compare with the highest hills.With care, you can walk right behind the water at Sgwd yr Eira - 'the fall of the snow'. Find out more at www.breconbeacons.org/visit-us/information-centres-new/waterfalls-centre-pontneddfechan
Elsewhere in the National Park, there are tremendous cascades at Blaen y Glyn in the Talybont Valley - why not take a wildlife walk in the area with our guide leaflet? Over in the East of the Park, a gentle walk from Talgarth leads to a disabled access trail leading towards Pwll yr Wrach, the Witch's Pool waterfall in Brecknock Wildlife Trust's Nature Reserve, a great place for bluebells and dormice!