Places of interest
The National Park provides a perfect opportunity for many leisure activities including walking, pony trekking, bird watching, photography and coarse fishing.
Brecon is an historic market town with a cathedral, museums and quaint shopping centre. August is a good time to visit, when the annual Jazz Festival and County Show are held. There is a new indoor leisure centre, new theatre and a market of Tuesdays and Fridays.
The largest natural lake in south Wales, just over three miles from the canal, north of Talybont. Activities in this area include sailing, windsurfing, fishing (pike, roach, perch), canoeing, trekking and picnicking.
This is the 'Gateway to the Brecon Beacons', a market town with eleventh century castle remains, good shops, museum of childhood and is one mile from the canal.
Near Llanover, British Waterways Visitor Centre, restored limekilns.
Torfaen Museum Trust
Canal museum in the old toll cottage at Pontypool.