Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Relax and experience what we believe to be the quickest way to slow down.
Road House has operated narrowboats on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal within the spectacular scenery and peaceful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons National Park for over thirty years. We offer short break or weekly hire.
Our fleet of four cruiser style narrowboats are designed to give easy handling and manoeuvrability on this canal. They are carefully fitted out to make maximum use of space and provide comfortable and well-equipped accommodation whilst retaining a traditional feel. Equipment includes electric freshwater toilets, full-sized electric fridge, gas cooker and quiet central heating with radiators to give cosy dry heat for comfort when required. Well maintained engines means no lifting of deck boards to make daily checks. The size and design of our boats make them easy to handle, even for the novice. We offer a full handover and tuition prior casting off and ensure that everyone is comfortable prior your departure.
Our base here at Gilwern, four miles from Abergavenny, is just off the A465, within easy reach of the A40 and motorways. If you plan to arrive here by railway, we can collect you from Abergavenny Station, which has good links to the main network via Newport. Gilwern is ideally and approximately mid-way along the canal, 20 miles below Brecon and 13 miles above Pontymoile, thus you can choose between a cruise to Brecon, incorporating the locks, tunnel, lift-bridges and the more spectacular scenery, or the more secretive, peacefully-isolated winding waters southward towards Pontymoile.
We are a small friendly, family run business and we can assure you of our closest attention at all times, and all the support you may need, especially if canal boating is new to you. We have been canal enthusiasts ourselves for many years, and are very happy to talk to you about our boats or the canal.
Secure car parking is available at the rear of our property. Dogs are welcome.
For current prices, special offers and availability please view our web site or call us for details and information. The prices and availability page is updated on a regular basis, and you can also book on-line.
Remember! The boat is your accommodation, transport and entertainment for the duration of your holiday. Fuel, gas and bedding are provided in our all inclusive price.
Road House Gift & Craft Shop is now open for business on the same premises: Hand Made Jewellery, Hand Made Cards, Hand Painted Glassware, Original Paintings/Prints, Photography, Canal Art & Goods, Welsh Souvenirs & Gifts, Local Literature & Maps, Welsh Confectionery, Post Cards, Stockists of Towpath Talk.
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