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Old 16 May 2012, 10:07   #1
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Brecon to Monmouth canal

Hi, has anyone used a sib along the Brecon to Monmouth canal
Was wondering where the slipways are or if there are any other sites to put boat in to the canal and if there are any campsites on route to use that can be accessed from the canal.
I have used the boat on the Severn but not on the canal and not sure if you can go through the locks in a sib and if you can do you need a lock handle/key.
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Old 16 May 2012, 12:44   #2
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I am a Regular user as I live only 7 mile away,There are very few slipways, The best is up at Brecon end. most others are private, However there are many Canoe/Kayak launching areas where you can sling a sib in. I don't use the wetline there too often as I think it's to prone to punctures due to the debris in the water and close to the bank. Don't forget your British Waterways licence as there are a lot of checks made.
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Old 17 May 2012, 05:01   #3
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Hi Seabay, I remember that there used to be loads of stuff chucked in the canal years ago like old bikes and trollies and its shallow which doesn't help, not great to get punctures either or keep breaking the shear pins on the engine but i am still tempted to give it a go as its a nice place to be. The river licence is a pain, more on getting it rather than the cost as its hard to make plans with an boat with the weather in this country.
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Old 17 May 2012, 12:30   #4
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British Waterway licence = do it online.. 30 day explorer print it out yourself fill it in everytime you use it, Self regulating = Simples (28 I think)

Go to Pencelli near brecon Big slip there But loads of locks...
Llyngynidr is about the best longest section without locks
The closer you go towards pontypool and Cwmbran the debris get's worse.
Hope this helps
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Old 17 May 2012, 12:41   #5
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Justed looked online at the British Waterways site and a 30 day explorer licence is 93.70.
Thanks for the information seabay
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Old 17 May 2012, 13:19   #6
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That explorer licence is decent value compared with my local Cambridgeshire Ouse which is about 250 a year for my Honwave. This lot only do short term licences if you are a visitor and already registered with another river authority.
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