We don't have the sea, but we have wonderful lakes, rivers and canals. There is great Canoeing and Kayaking in the Brecon Beacons – for both experienced paddlers and beginners, and lots of opportunities for pedaloes, boating and sailing.

Where to Canoe and Kayak

A gentle place to start canoeing is the Brecon & Monmouth Canal or along open water at Llangorse lake.

If you’d rather paddle down the river, you can canoe on the Usk at Brecon Promenade or on the River Wye at Glasbury on Wye or Hay on Wye. Both offer a gentle paddle at low water but be cautious if the are high (brownie- red water is a sign). Then, the rivers are not for beginners.

Across the Brecon Beacons you are able to hire canoes or kayaks from several companies.

In Abergavenny try: Back Waters, Mountain & Water, Red line boats

In Brecon, try: Bikes and Hikes (also offer 'Pedal and Paddle' days where they'll drop canoes off to link up with your cycle route).

In Hay on Wye try: Wye Valley Canoes,Black Mountain Activities ,Interactivities or www.canoehire.co.uk

If you would like tuition with an instructor then the people to call are:Black Mountain Activities,Celtic Canoes, Beacons Experience,Adventure Britain, Outdoors@Hay, Absolute Adventure, Interactivities

There's lovely sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing in Llangorse Lake and at Pontysticill Reservoir, have a look at the National Park's website for details.

Pedaloes and Boat hire
For the more relaxing pace, you can take a trip down the canal with Beacons Park Boats in Brecon or try boating on Llangorse Lake.