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The Week Ahead: Sunday 22nd – Saturday 28th September 2019

Sunday 22nd September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 24th September: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 17th September 2019

A beautiful sunny day saw the volunteers at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock. The first task was to refurbish the wall adjacent to the arch that had been so beautifully restored over recent weeks. Cement was mixed ready for bedding in the stones, dirt and general debris were removed. Two stones that had slipped out of place...

Watford Historical Society Visit, 14th – 16th September 2019

The Watford and District Industrial History Society visited a number of locations in the Neath and Swansea area over the weekend of 14th – 16th September 2019. On Saturday they visited the Neath Abbey Ironworks. They seemed to thoroughly enjoy the visit, and the Welsh weather was, as ever, beautifully sunny. [Photographs © Friends of...

Work Party: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Today was bright and sunny. The main task of the day was to continue with rebuilding the towpath bank south of the Trebanos locks. Mix was mixed, bags were filled set carefully in place.         The never-ending task of pulling weed continued.     Gordon and Rhodri strimmed the bank.    ...

Work Party: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Today was all about continuing with the work of the Waterway Recovery Group in the chamber of the upper lock at Ynysmeudwy. The walls were repointed, the arch was reformed and top stones were eased into place.             Beyond the lock, Ronnie pulled out yet more weed, a never-ending task....

The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st September 2019

Sunday 15th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 17th September: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

The Week Ahead: 1st – 7th September 2019

Sunday 1st September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 3rd September: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday, 27th August 2019

Today was all about the Waterway Recovery Group that is with us all week working mostly on cleaning and repointing the chamber of Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock. The sun shone brightly and the WRG was joined by many of the regular SCS volunteers. Two-level scaffolding and boarding was installed last week so the WRG was soon...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 25th – Saturday 31st August 2019

This week, we welcome the Waterway Recovery Group that will be refurbishing the Upper Lock chamber at Ynysmeudwy. Sunday 25th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8....

Work Party: Tuesday, 20th August 2019

On a bright sunny day, the main work party headed for Trebanos Locks to continue with the bank repairs south of the locks. Isaac was ready to go as usual whilst Rhys chaired the planning meeting.     The mix was mixed, then the bags were filled, transported to the work site and carefully laid...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th August 2019

Sunday 18th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2:30pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 20th August: Canoes & Kayaks for hire...

Clydach Cub Scouts, Tuesday 13th August 2019

The 2nd Swansea Valley Clydach Cub Scouts enjoyed an evening on the canal. Forty youngsters turned up in lovely summer sunshine. Mike gave the safety briefing, they were all kitted out with bouyancy aids and helmets and off they paddled! They all had a great time and would be welcome back at any time.  ...