Boats

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT: 8.8.17.

  As the peak holiday month is now with us, we have had to put on hold our big work projects and concentrate on the smaller but no less important activities of the Society. In the light of the misguided, non-thinking, pyromaniacal activites in the Forge Fach Centre playground last night, it is perhaps only...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 6th AUGUST TO 12TH AUGUST.

SUNDAY 6TH: Canoe and Kayak hire at Coed Gwilym Park Canoe store. Canadian Canoes £7, Double sit on tops Kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Rafts  £10. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. For full terms and conditions see  ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY 8TH: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park (as above)....

THE WEEK AHEAD: 30.7.17 TO 5.8.17.

SUNDAY JULY 30TH: Canoe and Kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Canadian canoes seat three, £7. Double sit on kayaks £5, singles£4. Full details and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 am and...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 23RD JULY TO 29TH JULY 2017

  SUNDAY 23RD JULY:  CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE.         CANADIAN OPEN CANOES: £7.00;  SIT-ON-TOP DOUBLE KAYAKS: £5; SINGLE SIT ON TOP KAYAKS £4. Enjoy the Swansea Canal at canal level. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. One mile of easy paddling from Coed Gwilym Park, Canoe Store, Clydach to Lower Trebanos Lock. For...

TESCO BAGS of HELP: Swansea Canal Society in July/August Store Voting.

  SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY is bidding for a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We are asking you to vote for the Society in the Tesco Pontardawe store during July and August. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000...

Ramblers on the Water, and the Red Brick bridge.

      Our friends from Ammanford Ramblers joined us for their annual paddle up the Swansea Canal this Tuesday, the 27th June. They all chose the open Canadian canoes as their preferred means of transport; five in the yoked raft (seen on the left), two ladies in one canoe, and the two men in a canoe...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH JUNE TO 2ND JULY 2017.

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE: Work Party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 three hundred yards north of the Upper Trebanos Lock  where the canal disappears into the half mile long pipe. We will be preparing the banks for  the restoration work which will be completed by the...

THE CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: SUPPORTING OUR CANOE PROJECT

The Swansea Canal Society is very honoured to have been chosen as one of two local charities in the Clydach area to take part in the Co-op initiative that allows Co-op shoppers to donate 1% of their purchases of Co-op branded goods to good causes. We will be recipients of this scheme up to September...

THE WEEK AHEAD: MAY 8TH TO MAY 14TH 2017

Tuesday 9th May: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15am at Pontardawe Playing Fields in Trebanos at the point where the canal goes undergound for 800yards on its journey to Pontardawe. We will continue repairing the tow path banks with local stone walls. The  Swansea...

Hen Party on the Canal

SCS canoe Hire welcomed their first Hen Party on Sunday.   The bride, Simone, and her friend Emma arranged an unique finale to her Hen Party, and they had a lovely time enjoying the peace and beauty as they rowed along the canal, and finished the day with a picnic in the beautiful Coed Gwilym  park. We all...

DREDGING APPLICATIONS PASS FIRST HURDLE.

We are pleased to report that the Society’s  two  Expressions of Interests for funds to assist us and the Canal and River Trust to clear a deeper and wider channel from Coed Gwilym Park to Trebanos Locks have been accepted. The funds available are from the Welsh Government’s Rural Comumunities Development Fund which is administered...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 13TH MARCH TO 19TH MARCH 2017

Tuesday 14th March: Work Party meets between 8.00 and 9.00 am at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach. Work starts at 9.30 at the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. We will be clearing the channel from the Park up to Trebanos Locks in preparation for the canoe hire season starting on Easter Sunday, April the...