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Brecon: cycle the Taff Trail to Brynich Lock

Brecon: cycle the Taff Trail to Brynich Lock

The Brecon Beacons has many different cycling routes for people of all ages and abilities.

You can bring your own bike, perhaps using the Beacons Bus trailer or hire one locally. Some local companies will even take you and your bikes to different start points across the Park. The town of Brecon (just north of the Brecon Beacons themselves) is an ideal base as it forms the starting point of 3 routes for novice to more experienced mountain bikers.

Taff Trail to Brynich Lock -This traffic free section of the Taff Trail, starts from the car park at Brecon Canal Basin and follows the well-surfaced tow path of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal for 3 easy miles down to the first lock at Brynich. Look out for the life size sculpture of a man with his horse drawn tram which depicts the history of this section of the canal. Enjoy looking for water birds such as ducks, herons and kingfishers as you ride easily along the canal side. At Brynich you may get the chance to see narrow boats navigate the rise and fall of the small lock. There are picnic tables at the side of the lock and additional ones just a few hundred metres away on the other side of the lane. Looking down river from the bridge you can see Brynich Aqueduct crossing the Usk.

Sample Itinerary

11.00 Arrive in Brecon - unload or collect hire bikes.
11.15 - 11.45 Explore the visitor welcome point at Brecon Canal Basin.
11.45 - 12.15 Cycle the Taff Trail to Brynich Lock.
12.15 - 13.00 Picnic lunch at Brynich Lock or return to Brecon.
14.00 Further exploration of Brecon Town.


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