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Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and Usk Valley walk

A beautiful five mile circular walk in Powys, following the well-marked Usk Valley Walk and the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

Man walking along towpath by canal with autumnal colours Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

The route starts by taking you up and over a ridge with great views of the Usk Valley and the Black Mountain Range. It then goes on to a stunning lookout over the Brecon Beacons with a view of the rear Cribyn and Pen y Fan ridge and Twyn Du hill over Talybont valley and its reservoir.

The return leg follows a quiet back road down to Talybont village and back to the start along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. There are facilities a short detour away from the canal on the return leg.

This route has a steep section to start with a total ascent of 150 metres. The pay back is an easy stroll back down a very quiet road and along the canal towpath.

You will need to negotiate some gates, cross a few stiles, and cross some tiny streams. Allow 2.5 hours.

Start point: Llandetty Church on the B4558, LD3 7YR

End point: Llandetty Church on the B4558, LD3 7YR

Distance: Five miles

Find out more about this walk

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