two ladies happy by the canal Location: Brecon, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Meet Anne & Jean

"Our lunchtimes here keep us sane for the afternoon back in the office. Because we work inside an office, we have to come outside every lunch break for a walk and to breathe in the nature along the canal. When we're here we get everything off our minds - we get rid of all the stresses of the day. We just love the sparkle on the water's surface when the sun is shining like it is today.

We work for the Brecon Beacons National Park which this canal runs through. There's such a lot of wildlife along this canal, so on our lunchbreaks we're always spotting ducks, moorhens, swans, butterflies, dragonflies, frogs and even kingfishers. And there are otters, water voles and bats here as well. We're really lucky because it’s so beautiful

We're work colleagues, not friends – but of course we're colleagues who are friends too! Jean walked up to the top of the mountain of Pen y Fan recently, on a lovely sunny day like today - it's not easy, but it's worth it. Thankfully our lunchtime walks along the canal are much gentler than climbing Pen y Fan, but we try to power walk and get some really good exercise. Today we just walked to the bridge and back. A quarter of an hour there and a quarter of an hour back - and time for a quick lunch, before it's back to work again!"

Anne & Jean, Brecon, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal