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Canal and Beacons View Circular Route

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Canal and Beacons View Circular Route is a 8.0 kilometer loop trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 8.0 km Elevation Gain: 302 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

lake

partially paved

views

wild flowers

A wonderful walk in Powys, following the well-marked Usk Valley Walk up from the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The route takes you up and over a ridge, with great views of the Usk Valley and over to the Black Mountain Range, to a stunning lookout over the Brecon Beacons range 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, (with facilities just a 200 yard detour along canal) then back to the start along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The first section is steep with a total ascent of 150 metres so walking boots are required, but the pay back is an easy stroll back down a very quiet road and along the canal towpath so the hardest section is over while you are freshest. You will need to negotiate some gates, cross a few stiles, and cross some tiny streams You may come across sheep, cows and alpacas during the initial ascent. Allow 2.5 hours.

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