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The Week Ahead: Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th July 2019

Sunday 21st July: 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 23rd July: NO WORK PARTY TODAY Filming...

Work Party: Tuesday 16th July 2019

Phew, what a scorcher! The intrepid gang braved the burning sun to carry out vital tasks in two locations. Firstly, a party set off to the canal just south of the winding hole opposite the golf course in Clydach. Here the channel was almost impassable by canoe and choked with weed, so we set to...

Clydach Junior Football Team, Thursday 11th July 2019

Clydach Junior Football Team were out on the canal in force on the evening of Thursday 11th July. They really enjoyed themselves in the kayaks and canoes, as evidenced by a lovely comment from Robert Beale, one of the coaches: “A massive thanks to Swansea Canal Society for tonight. The boys had a blast. Great...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 14th – Saturday 20th July 2019

Sunday 14th July: 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. Monday 15th July: Monthly business meeting of the...

Work Party: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Another glorious sunny day in Trebanos. The SCS volunteers were joined again by volunteers from HSBC Business Banking. We split ourselves into groups to tackle several, vital tasks. The biggest task was to continue to reinforce the bank south of Trebanos Locks. Concrete was mixed, bags were filled, the wheelbarrow was kept busy and bags...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 7th – Saturday 13th July 2019

Sunday 7th July: 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 9th July: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

On a beautiful sunny day, the gang assembled at Trebanos Locks to continue with bank reinforcement. Over this Tuesday and last, a total of 196 bags filled with cement & stone dust mix have been laid. A massive task accomplished, but the job is not done yet. The A-team, lead by Aled and the two...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 30th June – Saturday 6th July 2019

Sunday 30th June: 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 2nd July: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 25th June 2019

On a lovely Tuesday morning, sixteen SCS volunteers were joind by Rhodri and Emyr from CRT to work on reinforcing the bank just south of the Trebanos locks. This job, vital in itself, is all the more important as it contributes to the match funding for the grant for the dredging. These six photos give...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th June 2019

Sunday 23rd June: 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 25th June: Work party meets at Brownster’s...

Work Party: Tuesday 18th June 2019 + WRG Wednesday 19th June

A lovely day on the cut today. Seventeen volunteers busied themselves at three locations. Firstly, Martin combed the paths around the Hidden Lock site for interesting wild plants. His finds included corncockle and salad burnet. John supervised Rhodri from CRT as he excavated and tidied the towpath bank at Trebanos, the northernmost end of the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd June 2019

Sunday 16th June: 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 18th June: Work party meets at Brownster’s...