Boats

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...

SUMMER SEASON CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE: VOLUNTEER TRAINING

TRAINING DAY FOR CANOE VOLUNTEERS SATURDAY 25TH MARCH, 2017 AT  10.30 am IN COED GWILYM PARC   There will be a training day for all those who are interested in helping out on our Canoe and Kayak Hire  Sessions, held on Sundays at Coed Gwilym Parc from Easter Sunday.  You will be given training by...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH 2017

TUESDAY 28TH FEB. Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. By 9.30 we will be working  to clear the last of the excess vegetation in the canal south of the Mond Lock.  The work site is based behind the Clydach Police Station. WEDNESDAY 1ST MARCH: Monthly open meeting...

CANOES ON THE CANAL: A SUCCESSFUL 2016 SUMMER SEASON.

Our treasurer reports that our community canoe hire project has had a most succesful season. Takings are up on the previous two years and all this money goes towards the restoration of the canal and the improvement of the canoe project. We introduced Tuesday opening during the Easter and Summer School holidays this year which...

KAYAK DAY

This  was a really good day. Everyone learned a lot, but also had fun and enjoyment. David had prepared a thorough programme and Warren and Hywel worked with him  The technical syllabus included technical skills and rescue skills, and the team gained confidence under their guidancE . A break at half time gave everyone time...

Waunarlwydd Primary School, and Cwmtawe Community School on the Canal.

We were delighted to welcome not one school but two to the Swansea Canal last Tuesday (19th July 2106). They were here to  try out our raft canoe, the single canoes and the double and single kayaks on the one mile section of canal down to Lower Trebanos Lock. In the morning 26 pupils and...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 25TH JULY TO 31ST JULY 2016

Tuesday 26th July 2016: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am for breakfast. Work commences at 9.15 at Coed Gwilym Park where the coping stones should have arrived for us to finish the towpath edge north of the canoe store.  This being the first Tuesday of the school holidays...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 18TH JULY TO 24TH JULY 2016

  Tuesday, 19th July:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. We will be hosting two parties of school children on the canoes. One in the morning from 10.00am and one in the afternoon from 13.00. If we have enough volunteers we will also continue to clear the reeds...