Ynysyfro Reservoirs and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal……

Beautiful start to the day, but it soon clouded over and remained grey but quite mild – so a good day for walking. We parked up at the Fourteen Locks (free) and followed a lane in between the two small Ynysyfro Reservoirs which were very calm and peaceful, just a few ducks and a couple of anglers trying their luck.

Up into the woodland beyond, though these were privately owned, so we ended up following the lane back round to where we started.

After a refreshing cup it tea and slice of cake at the visitor centre we decided to follow the canal beyond the locks away from Newport.

The canal towpath is some 55 miles in length with about 35 miles of the canal being navigable by boat (not this section). So we were happy enough to meander along enjoying the tranquility for a few miles, oh and a little swim for Poppydog!

Two thoughts of the day:

In the 10 days I have been here the countryside has come alive, with lots of greenery and wild flowers making an appearance – good for the soul!

How long do ducks sit on their eggs? There is a moorhen on the Tredegar lake that has been sitting since we arrived!

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