We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Country Craft Narrowboats

Located on the historic and scenic Monmouth & Brecon Canal in the Brecon Beacons National park, Wales. The canal is 37 miles long and runs from the market town of Brecon in a Southerly direction to Five Locks at Cwmbran; with only six locks it follows the contours of the mountains above the beautiful Usk valley, even in peak season you can travel for hours without seeing another boat. The rural towns and villages along the route offer superb pubs and restaurants for you to sample, walks for you to enjoy in the beautiful Usk river valley, abundant wildlife, fishing and outstanding scenery.

The hire base is between the award winning five locks at Llangynidr-well known for the ancient and picturesque bridge over the river Usk. Our unique location enables us to give the full driving and practical lock instruction which we consider important for safe navigation, lock assistance is also offered for less able customers. Both the width and length of our Narrowboats affords easy navigation on this smaller canal. Dogs are welcome, free of charge, at this family run business. The whole canal can be navigated in a week; however, we would recommend 10 or 11 days at an enjoyable pace.

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The Old Lock House

Cwm Crawnon
Nr Crickhowell

Disability Access Information

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • Intact compact path surfaces with only slight irregularities, neat edges, drains immediately