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Go behind the scenes at Brecon lock restoration

The lock was built over 200 years ago in the Brecon Beacons. Credit: Glandwr Cymru

This week, there is a rare opportunity for people to venture into a drained 200-year-old Welsh canal lock.

Glandwr Cymru, the Canal and River Trust in Wales, is inviting people behind the scenes as they carry out £30,000 of restoration and repairs to Lock 65, near Llangynidr in the Brecon Beacons.

As part of the charity's work to replace a one-and-a-half tonne lock gate, heritage and engineering experts will be giving guided tours from inside the lock, allowing visitors to see much of the original infrastructure and brickwork from when the canal was built over 200 years ago.

The work is part of the charity's five month £45m programme to look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across Wales and England.