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Spooky 2022

SPOOKY 2022 - The second annual Halloween event in Coed Gwilym Park is a spectacular collaboration between Swansea Canal Society, Friends of Coed Gwilym Park and Clydach Heritage Centre. Let’s hope for better weather than last year!  

Work Party: Sunday 9th October 2022

For the second time this autumn the fortnightly ‘Sunday squad’ met at Coed Gwilym Park to continue work on the canoe store, after three of the four walls were repainted during the previous session. Today’s task was to paint the fourth wall and add a black band around the bottom of the building. Scaffolding erected...

Work Party: Sunday 25th September 2022

On a cool but dry morning a small group of volunteers turned out for the first of the new series of Sunday work-parties The task of the day was repainting the somewhat dilapidated canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. A key part of the facelift was a change of colour, from the original cream to...

Canoe and Kayak Hire – Cancellation of the 2022 Season

CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE The 2022 season of canoe and kayak hire from Coed Gwilym Park has been cancelled with immediate effect. This is mainly due to the deterioration of the canoe store and its contents since the loss of the roof in the storms at the start of the year. The rain has damaged...

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...

“Spooky” in Coed Gwilym Park, Halloween 2021

As we peeped cautiously out of our bedroom windows this morning, we wondered what we had let ourselves in for! The Friends of Coed Gwilym Park, the Clydach Heritage Centre and the Swansea Canal Society had decided to run a “Spooky” Halloween event in the park but the forecast was for torrential rain and howling...

Canoe & Kayak Hire – Close of the Sunday Sessions for 2021

Today was the last day of the Sunday canoe and kayak hire in Coed Gwilym Park. Despite some rain, a few brave paddlers went out on the water. After the last kayaks came in, we closed the hire. The BBQ was lit and we all enjoyed a meal and a chat. We want to thank...

Councillor Beca Phillips and Family

Councillor Beca Phillips and family took to the water today. She kindly writes “Thank you to all your volunteers. We had a lovely time in the canoe this afternoon” The Society is so pleased to hear the trip went well. The volunteers really appreciate this positive feedback. And the photos with the giant paddles are...

ShePaddles and U Girls : 2nd June 2021

The Swansea Canal Society hosted another ShePaddles and U girls session on the 2nd June. In the morning, a group of seven ladies went on the water. They were assisted by CanoeWales and Swansea Council instructors, on their chosen crafts, either SUPs or kayaks. The weather was kind to them, warm but overcast. When they’d...

Canoes and Ducks, 16th May 2021

The Sunday canoe hire started with driving rain and dark clouds. Then this happened: Mother duck bringing up the rear as her eight ducklings were out swimming. As a dog entered the canal, she rounded them up into the off bank. {Sorry for the less than fantastic photo.} The new buoyancy aids have arrived. The...

Canoe & Kayak Hire – Opening 2nd May 2021

THE CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE IN COED GWILYM PARK, CLYDACH WILL RE-OPEN ON SUNDAY 2nd MAY 2021 AND CONTINUE TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER. The Society is delighted to announce that recent relaxations of the Welsh Government’s regulations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to open the canoe & kayak hire. The service will...

Canoe and Kayak Hire 2021

Canoe and Kayak Hire 2021 – Volunteers Needed Regrettably, we are still unable to open the Canoe and Kayak hire for the 2021 season. We will have to wait until the COVID regulations are relaxed to permit outdoor gatherings of up to thirty people. If the Welsh Government feels confident that the pandemic continues to...