GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llangynidr Canal and River Walk

4 miles (6 km)

This pretty village in Powys is in a fine location for exploring the surrounding hills and countryside of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Usk Valley. There's also nice local trails along the canal and river which flow through this picturesque area.
This circular walk from the village follows paths along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the River Usk.
The walk starts from the public car park in the village and follows a footpath north east past Pencommin to the canal. Follow the towpath west and it will link up with the river after about a mile. You can then follow a riverside path east passing the old Llangynidr Bridge and a waterfall. At Cyffredyn you turn west to return to the village.

Postcode

NP8 1LS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llangynidr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llangynidr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Llangynidr

  • Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - Follow the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from Brecon to Newport on this super waterside walking and cycling route
  • Crickhowell Canal Walk - A waterside walk along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from Crickhowell to Llangynidr.
    The route runs for about 5.5 miles along the towpath with a shady section at the start before nice views over the surrounding hills and countryside as you approach Llangynidr.
    The walk starts in the centre of Crickhowell and crosses the River Usk before following country lanes to the canal at the village of Llangattock
  • Crickhowell River Walk - A short stroll along the River Usk in the town of Crickhowell (Crug Hywel) in the Brecon Beacons.
    The walk starts next to Crickhowell Castle also known as 'Alisby's Castle'
  • Usk Valley Walk - This super waterside walk follows the River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the Brecon and Newport Canal from Caerleon to Brecon
  • Brecon Beacons Way - Follow the Beacons Way through the centre of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Table Mountain - Enjoy wonderful views over the Brecon Beacons on this moderate climb to the 451m peakof Table Mountain (Crug Hywel)
  • Talybont Reservoir - This circular cycling and walking route takes you around the lovely Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Gilwern - This walk from the little village of Gilwern takes you along a pleasant section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal to neighbouring Llangattock
  • Llanfoist Canal Walk - This Monmouthshire based village is close to a major canal and the wonderful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Craig y Cilau - This walk visits the Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve near the village of Llangattock in Powys.
  • Pen Cerrig Calch - This walk climbs to Pen Cerrig Calch from the town of Crickhowell in the Black Mountains area of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Tor Y Foel - This walk climbs to Tor Y Foel in theBrecon Beacons National Park in Powys

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Coach and Horses for some post walk refreshments. This fine old coaching inn has an appealing interior with old beams, oak panelling and flagstone floors. Outside there's a peaceful garden overlooking the canal with stunning views over the local countryside. It's a great place to relax on a summer day after your exercise. You can find them on Cwm Crawnon Road with a postcode of NP8 1LS.

Dog Walking

The canal and river paths make for a fine dog walk and the Coach and Horses mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend the walk by continuing east along the canal to neighbouring Crickhowell where you can pick up the Crickhowell River Walk. Here you can visit the 12th century Crickhowell Castle and see the 18th century bridge over the river.
Also nearby is the climb to the splendid Llangattock Escarpment. This elevated area includes great limestone cliffs, old quarries and wonderful views over the Usk Valley. Here you can also explore the Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve with its interesting rare plantlife.
The climb to Tor Y Foel starts from the village. It will take you up to a fine viewpoint above the picturesque Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Black Mountains Walks and the Brecon Beacons Walks pages.

Photos

Walkers approaching Llangynidr - geograph.org.uk - 2174673

Walkers approaching Llangynidr

Llangynidr Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1374439

Llangyridr Bridge dates from around 1700 and crosses the River Usk near the village of Llangynidr.

Llangynidr Locks - geograph.org.uk - 1414122

Llangynidr Locks. A boat approaches Lower Lock, the bottom of a flight of five, as it descends the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Llangynidr, the Coach and Horses Tavern - geograph.org.uk - 1921232

Llangynidr, the Coach and Horses Tavern

St Cynidr Stone, Llangynidr - geograph.org.uk - 4103050

St Cynidr Stone, Llangynidr. Located at the entrance to the village hall. The text on the brown tablet on the stone is in Welsh and English. The English is:
ST CYNIDR STONE
ERECTED IN THE YEAR A.D.2000
TO CELEBRATE THE MILLENNIUM
WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAST WITH PRIDE
WE APPRECIATE THE PRESENT WITH JOY
WE ANTICIPATE THE FUTURE WITH HOPE
Llangynidr is named after Cynidr, a 6th century Welsh saint.

Church of St Cynidr and St Mary, Llangynidr - geograph.org.uk - 2174683

Church of St Cynidr and St Mary, Llangynidr. The church is dedicated to St Mary and St Cynidr and lies about 6km to the west of Crickhowell, on the opposite side of the Rive Usk. The structure was completely rebuilt after a fire in 1928 and only a broken font and a few other fixtures survive from the earlier building. The churchyard was probably once sub-circular. Totally rebuilt in 1928. Old stone re-used, but upper wall faces of nave have new masonry.

Red phonebox at a bend in Duffryn Road, Llangynidr - geograph.org.uk - 4109690

Red phonebox at a bend in Duffryn Road in the village

Llangynidr, River Usk with bedrock exposed after prolonged dry weather - geograph.org.uk - 1922373

River Usk with bedrock exposed after prolonged dry weather

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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