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Taster Day or 1-2 Overnight Stays

Take a boat out for just a day for a picnic or pub lunch from our base in the beautiful Brecon Beacons or come for a 1 or 2 night stay, with or without cruising.
Please note - We are unable to confirm availability until 4 days prior to the hire due to the boats normal short break/weekly hire bookings.
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Company Details

Country Craft Narrowboats

The Old Lock House, 

Cwm Crawnon Llangynidr 

Powys NP8 1ND 

Tel: 01874 730850 


Canal narrowboat hire holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

  Country Craft Narrowboats. Located on the historic and scenic Monmouth & Brecon canal in the Brecon Beacons National park, Wales. The canal is 37 miles long and runs from the market town of Brecon in a Southerly direction; with only six locks it follows the contours of the mountains above the beautiful Usk valley.

The hire base is between the award winning five locks at Llangynidr - well known for the ancient and picturesque bridge over the river Usk. Our unique location enables us to give the full driving and practical lock instruction needed for your safety. Both the width and length of our Narrowboats afford easy navigation on this smaller canal. Lock assistance is also offered for less able customers.

The 37 mile long Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal has only six locks and runs from the market town of Brecon to Five Locks at Cwmbran. The canal is never crowded, being isolated from the main system. Even in peak season you can travel for hours without seeing another boat. It is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful canals in the country. The rural towns and villages along the route offer superb pubs and restaurants for you to sample. Within easy reach of the canal you will find pony trekking, golf, climbing, fishing, sailing, and, of course, the chance to enjoy many walks in the beautiful Usk river valley.

Narrowboats are easy to handle and even if you are a complete novice you will soon be driving the boat competently with not a little pride in your new skill. For those more experienced in canal travel,
don't miss this waterway. It's a little gem.