Unlike many canals, the Mon & Brec, as it is affectionately known, has trees along much of its length, and an array of wildflowers on its banks. A colourful nature trail in every season, it is home to many different types of wildlife including mallards & moorhens, carp & bream, kingfishers & heron, and dragonflies & butterflies.
The canal also passes through a World Heritage Site, which contains industrial landmarks such as the Big Pit Mining Museum. As the Mon & Brec is not currently accessible from any other waterway, most people cruise it on a hire-boat. There are several fleets based on the canal.