Wales & Marches
The 41 mile Llangollen Canal leaves the Shropshire Union Canal junction north of Nantwich in rural Cheshire and passes through farmland into Wales. It is widely reputed to be the most beautiful canal in Britain and certainly the most popular. The World Heritage site Pontycysyllte Aqueduct carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee. It is the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is currently inaccessible from any other waterways and offers 35 miles of quiet pretty countryside from Brecon to Cwmbran. It runs through the Brecon Beacon National Park and has just a few locks.