A very scenic family route, or useful as a link between Brecon and the trails around Talybont on Usk.


Analysing terrain data









The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


The route begins from the start of the Brecon canal at the wharf by Theatr Brycheiniog where there is public pay & display parking for vehicles. Pick up the canal towpath and follow this with the canal on your left, stopping to take a picture by the horse and tram statue depicting how goods used to be transported.

Continue on until you reach some old lime kilns where you check out some historical facts, then carry on along the canal, going underneath the A40 road via a narrow and dark tunnel.

Eventually you will reach the canal lock at Brynich where there is a picnic area. After a rest and if you want to continue your journey, leave the canal by going through a gate, turn right onto the country road and follow the signs to Llanfrynach village, where there is a pub if you need food & refreshments.

To return, just retrace your journey.