Boats

Work Day in Pictures 17.4.18

    The last dumper truck load arrives at the canoe store                                                                                                                    

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 15.4.18 TO SATURDAY 21.4.18

SUNDAY 15th April: Canoe and kayak hire from  the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes £7, Rafts £10.00, double kayaks £5, single Kayaks £4. For full details of terms and conditions see the SCS website under Canoe Hire. First hire 10.30am, last hire, 2.30 pm.     TUESDAY 17th April: Work Party meets at...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 8.4.18. TO SATURDAY 14.4.18.

SUNDAY 8.4.18: Canoe Hire commences at 10.30am from Coed Gwilym Park. Canoes £7, double kayaks £5,  single kayaks £4. Full terms and conditions on this website under Canoe Hire. Last hire 2.30pm. Litter and overhanging branches and bramble along the lovely one mile route have been cleared by our  volunteers over the last two weeks....

Canoe Training for Volunteers; 25.3.18

Hywel and Warren, our two qualified canoe instructors gave a masterclass in safety on the water this Sunday to our volunteers both new and old. Here we see Warren demonstrating throw line technique with Hywel as his canoeist in virtual distress. The new season of canoe and kayak hire starts this Sunday  in Coed Gwilym...

WORK PARTY: 20.3.18

One set of worker went to the Old Highways Depot to build a second pair of gates opposite the new ones in the St Benedicts Church Car Park. These gates will allow easy acces from the church car park a cross the tow path into the whole of the canal corridor site. This will mean...

REVISED DATE FOR CANOE TRAINING is now SUNDAY 25TH MARCH.

Canoe Training  for the those who wish to volunteer for manning  the canoe store when the  hiring of canoes aand kayaks starts on Easter Sunday will now take place on Sunday, 25th March, starting at 11.00am. Please note that this is the first day of British Summer Time so make sure you put your clocks...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 18TH MARCH TO 24TH MARCH 2018

SUNDAY 18TH MARCH: BASIC TRAINING FOR NEW AND EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CANOE STORE IN COED GWILYM PARK, CLYDACH, SA6 5NS.   STARTS AT 10.00AM. GUIDANCE WILL BE GIVEN IN PUTTING ON BUOYANCY AIDS AND HELMETS, DEALING WITH MONEY AND SECURITY ITEMS LEFT AS A DEPOSIT , USING A THROW LINE, ASSISTING CANOEISTS IN AND OUT...

SUMMER SEASON Canoe and Kayak Hire. Training Day, March 18th.

Swansea Canal Society are starting back with their canoes and kayaks for hire at the lovely Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach on Easter Sunday (April 1st). Each Sunday the canoes and kayaks will be available from 10.30 in the morning to 2.30 in the afternoon. We will also be opening from 10.00am to 2.00pm every...

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST? 8 VOLUNTEERS UNFAZED: 27.2.18.

Michelle gives us this account of motivation overcoming adverse weather conditions at Lower Ynysmeudwy Locks today. “On a rather ‘crisp’ but sunny morning eight of us headed up to Ynysmeudwy Locks to carry on the work of the previous week.  Drag forks were used to pull back the weeds and silt that had encroached into...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SATURDAY 24TH FEB TO SATURDAY 3RD MARCH

SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY: THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE IWA SOUTH WALES EXHIBITION (DETAILS BELOW). WE WILL HAVE A STALL WITH  SCALE MODELS OF OUR PLANNED RESTORATION AS WELL AS PICTURES OF THE CANAL AND ITS HISTORY. CLIVE REED, OUR HERITAGE CONSULTANT, WILL ALSO BE GIVING A TALK ON THE  HISTORY OF...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 11TH FEB TO 17TH FEB 2018.

TUESDAY 13TH FEB: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15  at YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS. The car park is first right (coming from Pontardawe) past the Ynysmeudwy Arms. It has a very narrow entrance. We will remove the mud and water from the footpath puddles behind the...

WORK PARTY AT YNYSMEUDWY LENGTHMAN’S HUT: 06.2.18 (2)

HERE WE ALL ARE OUTSIDE THE LENGTHSMAN HUT, NOW ALL SHIPSHAPE AND YNYSMEUDWY FASHION. AND A SPECIAL ONE FOR DOMINIC AS HE TOOK THE FIRST PHOTO. NO, HE DIDN’T, HE’S IN THE GROUP PHOTO.  IT MUST HAVE BEEN RHODRI SO HERE’S ONE OF RHODRI TOO OUTSIDE THE HUT. THATS QUITE ENOUGH  OF THE LENGTHSMAN’S HUT...