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    Canal and Beacons View Circular Walk

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    8.0 km
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    302 m
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    Walking the Canal and Beacons View Circular Trail is a fantastic outdoor excursion in Brecon Beacons National Park that will see you climb uphill for stunning views of the surrounding landscape. While out walking the trail, you will climb up a ridge for a commanding sight that looks onto the Usk Valley and the beacons, before heading downhill for a return through the valley. This is an excellent adventure that will give you a great overview of the area without too much in the way of difficulty.

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    Route Description for Canal and Beacons View Circular Walk

    Whether you are looking for a good spot of exercise or are hoping to take in the breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Canal and Beacons View Circular Walk is an amazing adventure that will highlight the natural beauty of the Welsh landscape.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will head west and cross over the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, before beginning your climb up the lower slopes of Tor y Foel. Continuing on to the west, you will pass by two scenic vantage points that offer beautifully scenic views of both the beacons and the Talybont Reservoir.

    Backtracking to the east, you will turn left along the road and follow it northeast, heading downhill towards the edge of the canal and the village of Tal-y-bont on Usk. After crossing over the canal, you will make a sharp right along a footpath and follow the water’s edge to the southeast, passing by the Ashford Tunnel and enjoying the views of the surrounding Welsh countryside as you make the return back into the trailhead where you began the walk.

    Getting to the Canal and Beacons View Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Canal and Beacons View Circular Walk can be found along B4558, right across from Llandetty Church.

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      Older Children only

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