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The Week Ahead: Sunday 10th – Saturday 16th July 2022

Sunday 10th July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 12th July: Work Party:...

Work Party: Tuesday 5th July 2022

The volunteers met on a lovely summer’s day in Coed Gwilym Park to tackle a variety of tasks in and around the canoe store. In no particular order: Bob, Sue and Toby continued to fettle the newest of our collection of boats. Sue treated the wood whilst Bob and Toby carefully removed more of the...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th July 2022

Sunday 3rd July: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 5th July: Work Party:...

Work Party: Tuesday 28th June 2022

Today was rather windy, damp and overcast but the rain held off until early afternoon. The volunteers assembled in Coed Gwilym Park with four things on their minds: boat, branches, weed and tarpaulin. The last of these – throwing a huge tarpaulin over the gaping hole in the roof of the canoe store – was...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 26th June – Saturday 2nd July 2022

Sunday 26th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 28th June: Work Party:...

Work Party: Tuesday 21st June 2022

The team met at the sunny Ynysmeudwy Upper and Lower locks for yet more vegetation clearance – there seems no end to it! However on this first visit to the area in many months we found that a stop plank – a board used to control the water level above the lock chamber – was...

Cila Primary School in Coed Gwilym Park, June 2022

We had 21 pupils from Cila Primary School on the water today, Monday 13th June. They were split into two groups – the Clydach Heritage Centre took one group for orienting while the other group was paddling. They then had a picnic before swapping activities.         The pupils thanked the volunteers and...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th June 2022

Sunday 19th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 21st June: Work Party:...

Work Party: Tuesday 14th June 2022

The volunteers enjoyed a really lovely summer’s day back on the canal upstream from the Riverside Community Centre and normal service was resumed with Admiral Gordon in the boat. First, we tackled a tree that was mostly one large trunk, covered in ivy, that we pulled out in substantial chunks. Ropes and pulleys were needed,...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th June 2022

Sunday 12th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 14th June: Work Party:...

Work Party: Tuesday 7th June 2022

Split shift today! One team was back at the canal by the Riverside Community Space to continue with tree removal. Same drill, but with Bob & John G in the boat as our beloved leader was sunning himself in Tenerife.       Sue and Martin dragged some invasive weed from the cut.    ...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th June 2022

Sunday 5th June: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking no needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. Tuesday 7th May: Work Party:...