Continue walking for approx. 100 metres - the view on the left is looking west up to the ridge and Uplands Farm, the village centre is planned for these fields with 2 and 3 storey shops and housing.
The view on the right, is looking east towards Cwmbrân Drive and Croesyceiliog.
This is roughly halfway between the two communities on the towpath looking to the west up to the ridge and Mynydd Maen (mountain) beyond. In our opinion, as beautiful a view as you will find anywhere in the Brecon Beacon National Park. This area west of the canal was designated a Nature Reserve in the 1960s and 70s and the various habitats have been gradually restoring themselves since the renovation in the mid 1990s. Ducks, moorhens, herons, jays, woodpeckers and kingfishers are regularly seen along this stretch - a valuable outdoor classroom for local schools and a magnet to walkers from all over the country.