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Start Canal Road Parking Place (at Theatre) GR047 283

From car park find start of canal and follow canal towpath/Taff Trail for 4.5km to road. Follow Taff Trail along road for 8km to Talybont. Turn R at White Hart climbing up over bridge continuing along Taff Trail. After 2.5km fork L onto Brinore Tramway. SO following Brinore Tramway for 4.5km to top of forest. Turn R downhill following forest boundary. SO across Taff Trail, through ford, and onto metalled road. Turn L and follow road for 4.5km (includes big climb).

Turn R into forest (Taff Trail) and follow level track for 2km onto metalled road. Fork R, following edge of forest on stoney track. SO over The Gap and back down (approx. 7km).

SO onto metalled road down over bridge, back up, turn L then take 2nd R and past Cefn Centref Farm. Shortly after where road goes hard R, turn L onto track. Follow track all the way to Brecon. At School turn R then R again at main street. SO over bridge and SO at traffic lights. After a few hundred metres turn R back to car park.

Cycle Route: The Gap Route 38km

Miles: 24

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Plan route to Brecon / Aberhonddu using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 046287  Lat: 51.94862 Long: -3.38889

The town of Brecon is bisected by the main A470 and A40 roads, which cross the National Park. There is on-street parking in the town as well as a variety of car parks in town centre and near the canal basin.

The town has no train station, however there are local bus services in the area.. The nearest train station is either Abergavenny or Llandovery.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
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