Boats

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...

CANOES 12.6.16

We have a canoeist’s eye view  of a tranquil paddle along the Swansea Canal last Sunday and the wildlife that we are privileged to share it with, so if you would like to experience this yourself, please come along on a Sunday throughout the summer and join us.       Thanks to El, one...

Gordon’s Fleet

                    Gordon and his cousin have been busy buying a boat and transforming a skip into a work boat, complete with rudder. These will be great additions for the society’s future plans for the canal.      

THE WEEK AHEAD; 23RD MAY 2016 TO SUNDAY 29TH MAY 2016.

Tuesday, May 24th: Work party meets at Brownsters cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences from Coed Gwilym Park Car park at 9.30. We will be continuing the sandbagging of the wash holes to repair the bank erosion north of the park. Himalayan Balsam removal continues behind the canoe store. Wednesday, 25th May: Monthly Open...

CANOE TRAINING DAY: 13th March 2016

Ah, spring has come, at last. What a day to kick off the canoe season. In balmy temparatures, we were lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three qualified instuctors to lead a Water Rescue and H&S training session. Take a bow, Hywel, Warren, and David. Such knowledge and such committment. Similarly inspired,...