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.
Planning your visit
History & heritage
Things to do and see
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Download your free local map
Canal Wharf, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EW
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Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
There are toilets in the theatre and town centre
The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is often voted Britain's prettiest canal. Much of it runs through the Brecon Beacons National Park and follows the line of the lovely, wooded Usk Valley. Brecon Basin is a great place to start your journey, with lovely walks along the canal.
If you love your culture, look out for the poetry trail by Theatr Brycheiniog. There are 10 specially commissioned poems to celebrate the Cultural Olympiad of 2012 written by well-known Welsh poets, five in Welsh and five in English. The trail continues into Brecon town centre, where you'll find those nice little gift shops we all love. As well as the Theatr Brycheiniog, look out for the castle remains, the Brecon Mountain Railway and it would be remiss of us now to mention the Brecon Beacons National Park a short cycle away.
Back in the limelight
Discover how we conserved the lime kilns from Brecon, through Watton and Llangattock to Goytre
There are several benches and picnic benches around the basin
This is a lovely spot to feed the resident swans, coots and ducks
By car - there's a pay & display car park
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Nine regions to choose from - over 120 fantastic places to visit