16. The Promenade, Brecon
The Promenade is popular with families for walking, playing and exercising dogs. It consists of surfaced riverside paths, large meadows and a children’s play area.
A tarmac path, complete with benches, runs downstream for several hundred metres from the Promenade car park towards Brecon and passes the weir, where the path slopes up and then down. At the town end of the walk there is a short but steep flood embankment which must be crossed to reach the car park near Watergate bridge. The walk further upstream from the Promenade car park leads to un-surfaced paths and meadows. A further 500 metres are accessible through narrow kissing gates. The path surface is mainly compacted soil and grass and has exposed tree roots in places.
How to get there: The car park near Watergate bridge is alongside the B4601close to the Usk river bridge in Brecon. The Promenade is signposted from the B4601 Cradoc Road about 600 metres uphill from the Usk bridge.
Nearest town/Village: Brecon.
OS Grid Reference: Explorer Map OL12 or Landranger Map 160 - SO 038 289.
Distance: Up to 1.5km with an extra 500 metres through narrow kissing gates.
Facilities: There is a basic café and boat hire in the Promenade car park open from late spring through to the autumn. There are lots of facilities in the main town centre.
Parking: Pay and Display car parks at the Promenade and at the Watergate car park.
Toilets: Toilets including a disabled toilet (RADAR) can be found at the main public toilet block at the Upper Meadow car park adjacent to the sports field on the Promenade.