HistoryPoints News

May 2, 2023

Brecon weir demystified

The weir on the Usk on the north-west outskirts of Brecon may be puzzling to many riverside walkers because the abstracted water disappears underground. Now HistoryPoints QR codes explain that the water feeds the canal which terminates c.1km away. This ...

QR-code location is the first of more than 30 along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal route which shed light on interesting features and social history. For more about Newton weir in Brecon - including historical conflict over water abstraction between anglers and canal owners - use your smartphone to scan the QR codes on the black fencepost near the weir, or click here