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Canal basin to Brynich

Brecon Canal Basin to Brynich Lock

If you’re visiting Brecon why not go slightly further afield, by sauntering along the towpath alongside the canal from the Canal Basin to Brynich Lock and back? There’s no more a peaceful and leisurely a way of spending a couple of hours whilst taking in some wildlife and heritage at the same time. This is a grade 1 walk - routes which are barrier free, have negligible gradients and solid or compacted surfaces. Also has seats.

Canal basin to Brynich

Walk grade

3.3km / 2.05miles

Brecon (OS grid reference SO046281) (postcode LD3 7EY)

Starting GPS co-ordinates
51° 56' 39" N -3° 23' 17" W (DMS)

2 hours


Starting from Theatr Brycheiniog there’s something for you to enjoy along this stretch of the canal whichever time of year you visit. You’ll be able to appreciate what the canal was like when it was at its industrial peak by way of fascinating information panels and a reconstruction of a horse-drawn tram. In spring and summer you’re sure to hear and see plenty of birds chirping and calling on the water and in the bushes and trees. However autumn provides this beautiful walk with the most colourful backdrop as the beech, hazel and ash trees glow in their oranges and yellows. Alternatively you can watch the boaters chugging along the canal or negotiate Brynich Lock from one of the many beautiful timber benches.

Remember to:

  • take all your litter home,
  • not to light fires,
  • not to camp.

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