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Talybont On Usk Walks

12 miles (19 km)

This pretty village sits in an enviable location on both the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and theCaerfanell river. It's also a great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park with several fine hill climbs to try nearby.
This circular walk from the village takes you south to visit two of the walking highlights of the area at Talybont Reservoir and the Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls. You can reach both of these sites by following the Taff Trail south from the village. The popular cycling and walking trail will take you along the eastern side of the reservoir and through the adjacent forest. To the west of the lake you'll come to Blaen y Glyn where you will find a series of beautiful waterfalls along a popular walking trail.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through the village. You can continue your walking in the area by following the flat towpath to Brecon on the Brecon to Talybont Canal Walk.

Postcode

LD3 7JD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Talybont On Usk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Talybont On Usk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Talybont On Usk

Pubs/Cafes

There's a couple of good choices for post walk rest and refreshment in the village. The White Hart is an historic Coaching Inn which has welcomed travelersfor over 300years. Located near the canal it has an extensive menu and a nice outdoor seating area. The inn is dog friendly. You can find the pub at postcode LD3 7JD for your sat navs.
The Usk Inn is another great option. The old pub was established in the 1840s at the time of the Brecon to Merthyr Railway. It has an enviable position on the edge of the village, opposite the former railway station and yard. There's a friendly welcome and a large garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find the pub at postcode LD3 7JE.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The circular Henry Vaughan Walk starts and finishes in the village. The interesting literary walk follows in the footsteps of the 17th century poet Henry Vaughan. It visits the pretty Vaughan Garden and features a series of information panels with details of his life and works.

Photos

The Usk Inn, Talybont-on-Usk - geograph.org.uk - 1876138

The Usk Inn, Talybont-on-Usk

Post office and stores viewed from the canal, Talybont-on-Usk - geograph.org.uk - 3154075

Post office and stores viewed from the canal, Talybont-on-Usk

Lift Bridge on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Talybont-on-Usk - geograph.org.uk - 404901

Lift Bridge on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal at Talybont-on-Usk

Talybont Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 2014087

Talybont Reservoir

Taff Trail (NCN route 8) near Talybont reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1996946

Cyclist on the Taff Trail (NCN route 8) near Talybont reservoir

Waterfall on Caerfannell, above Talybont Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 25880

Waterfall on Caerfannell, above Talybont Reservoir. This waterfall is on the main river (Caerfannell) leading into the Talybont reservoir. Access can be gained from a public footpath. Weather immediately prior to the day that this picture was taken (and the day itself!) was fairly wet, so this represents good flow conditions.

Waterfall on the Caerfanell - geograph.org.uk - 1213557

Waterfall on the Caerfanell

Talybont-on-Usk canal - geograph.org.uk - 3113987

Talybont-on-Usk canal

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