Narrowboat Hire – Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

On a hire boat on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal (Mon and Brec) you can enjoy stunning scenery on one of the most beautiful cruising waterways in Britain, completely isolated from the rest of the canal system. The canal runs for almost all its route within the Brecon Beacons National Park, following the tree lined course of the River Usk.

Spring cruising

Spring cruising on the Mon and Brec courtesy of Cambrian Cruisers

  • Cruise the whole canal in a relaxed week, 33 miles long, 6 locks, 1 short tunnel plus lift bridges, it is rarely busy.
  • Explore Abergavenny and Brecon, both bustling market towns with plenty of foodie places to eat and drink and buy, especially on market days! Crickhowell is an interesting country town and there are numerous other villages to explore.
  • Lots of industrial heritage to see, narrow gauge tramways once brought coal, limestone and iron-ore down to canal wharves for loading onto the barges and disused lime kilns are visible along the canal.
  • But the Mon & Brec is essentially a rural waterway, you’ll probably see more wildlife than people along its route; swans, kingfishers, herons and buzzards are common. The canal is well stocked with fish.
  • Most hirers offer narrowboats but the canal bridges and locks allow craft up to nine feet wide and some hire boats make use of the extra width.
  • The present limit of navigation is below Five Locks but there are plans to extend south along what was the Monmouthshire canal towards Newport and Pontywaun.

Boat Hire from family firms on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

Beacon Park Boats

Beacon Park Boats. Cruise along the Mon and Brecon Canal in luxury. You'll find our narrowboats are extra special with our fleet of 5-star graded boats. Designed and made in house, each boat is unique, providing you with those additional touches that make for a holiday of a lifetime. Pretty villages, canal side pubs and stunning wildlife.

Cambrian Cruisers

Cambrian Cruisers are a friendly family run firm who offer modern luxury hire cruisers on the beautiful and tranquil Monmouth and Brecon Canal in South Wales.

All details are here in their on-line brochure.

Country Craft Narrowboats

Country Craft Narrowboats Based amid the award winning five locks at Llangynidr. This is an excellent location to begin a week's hire or a short break on one of our small fleet of narrowboats. Up to 2 dogs come free & practical driving and lock instruction free of charge.

Road House Narrowboat Hire

Road House Narrowboat Hire is a small family run business offering four beautiful, traditional narrowboats that are easy to handle with full tuition and support throughout your holiday.

Beacon Park Day Boats

Beacon Park Day Boats Based in Llangattock, enjoy a day out cruising the beautiful Mon and Brecon Canal as it winds its way through the stunning scenery, surrounded by wildlife. Choose from an easy-to-drive electric day boat, two-person cycle boat, canoes or paddle boards.

More Information

Holiday Cruising Guide to the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

More Midlands hire firms or narrowboat hire firms in other canal areas.

Day hire boats to cruise with a few friends for a few hours.

Help to choose the right canal boat for your holiday.

Plus lots more advice and tips in our Canal Holiday Advice.

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Mon & Brec Canal

Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire
River Severn and Mon & Brec Canal
Beacon Park Boats
Hillside Rd, Llangattock, Crickhowell NP8 1EQ.
01873 858277
Cambrian Cruisers
Ty Newydd, Llanfrynach, Pencelli, Brecon LD3 7LJ.
01874 665315
Country Craft Narrowboats
The Old Lock House, Cwm Crawnon Rd, Crickhowell NP8 1ND.
01874 730850
Road House Narrowboat Hire
50 Main Road, Gilwern, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 0AS
01873 830240

Day Hire

Beacon Park Day Boats
Hillside Rd, Llangattock, Crickhowell NP8 1EQ.
01873 858277
Country Craft Narrowboats
The Old Lock House, Llangynidr, Crickhowell NP8 1ND.
Dragonfly Cruises
Canal Rd, Brecon LD3 7EW.
Pontymoile Marina
Fountain Rd, Pontypool NP4 8ER.

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