Brecon to Talybont Towpath
A lovely flat section of canal towpath that ends at a working lock and beautifully situated picnic area. There are no navigational issues as the ride follows the canal the whole way and no traffic worries.
Start: Brecon canal basin, Brecon OS reference:SO046282
Distance: 9km (5.5 miles)
Time: Allow half an hour each way
Suitable for: All ages, all types of pedal
Car Parking: Large car park at start, pay & display
Access: Beacons Bike Bus
Public Toilets: Brecon
Other facilities: Picnic area near Brynich Lock. Plenty of cafes, pubs and hotels offering refreshment.
Other family attractions: Cantref Adventure Farm & riding centre, The Platbarn at Brynich, The Borderers Museum, Brecknockshire Museum, Brecon Leisure Centre.
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From the car park, head across the access road to the start of the canal and follow the tarmac track along the right-hand bank, with the water to your left. This then drops to the towpath by the first bridge. Now follow this all the way to Brynich Lock where a gate gives access to a narrow lane. Cross the lane for the picnic area. To return, retrace your earlier tracks.