The Mon & Brec Canal Guide

The Only Guide That Is Constantly Up To Date


Bridge 46 to Five Locks

Finally a three year long stoppage of navigation between Bridge 46 and Five Locks has come to an end. On Monday the 4th October the bunds were lifted and a weed cutter sent in and after five days of clearing that vegetation some boaters have already made a successful cruise down to the basin. If you are wanting to join them and be apart of this amazing experience to use the southern end again please as you pass the The Open Hearth pub stop and sign the brand new Boaters Book. The new book has been commissioned by the 'Bridge 46 to Five Locks' Facebook page after the old one went missing from the Cross Keys pub when it closed down. Whilst there why not sample their great food and real ales.


The New Updated Version Of The Guide Is Out Now!

If you would like a copy please don't hesitate getting in contact via the form below, email, phone or social media.


Request a Guide

The guides are priced at £8 + £2 P&P. If you would like to get your hands on a guide please fill out the form below or send me an email with all the relevant information. Upon receiving the form I shall send through an invoice to the email provided which will include the bank details that the funds can be transferred to. Once payment is received the guide will be sent out via 1st class post.

Thankyou in advance

Thankyou for your request!


All About The Mon & Brec Canal Guide

The guide is based on the book originally written by John Norris between 1990 and 2016 and covers both the Brecon & Abergavenny canal and the Monmouthshire canal. John is a well-known and respected canal historian and in 2016 decided to sell his boat and retire from publishing the guide.  He handed the responsibility to Phil and Judith Hughes. Phil first discovered the canal in 1989 when he bought his first boat and for eight years Phil managed the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre using his vast knowledge to raise the profile of MBACT and the work they were carrying out.

I am pleased to say the publication will continue edited by me. To keep the new guide up to date I will rely on your input informing me of any changes you encounter on the canal and walks so that I can constantly update the download sheet and report them to the relevant persons. You can download the update sheet from the link to the below.

There now is a third update sheet that you can download which will give the dimensions of all the winding holes along the canal, again this can be downloaded from clicking the link below


For a more in depth look at the guide click here or follow the tab at the top of the page labelled ‘The Guide’.