Boats

GO CANOEING WEEK: 26th May to the 3rd June 2018.

CANOE WALES ARE ORGANISING  THE BIG ADVENTURE CANOE WEEK. The week runs from 26th May – 3rd June. The Big Adventure was so popular last year that British Canoeing have decided to keep the same theme for 2018. You can learn more about the week at: http://www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk/organisers The Swansea Canal Society are participating in the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY MAY 6TH TO SATURDAY 12.8.18.

SUNDAY MAY 6TH; Canoe and Kayak Hire in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.3o am, last hire 2.30 pm.  Full details of charges, terms and conditions on this website under Canoe Hire. TUESDAY 8th May: NO WORK PARTY TODAY. Our fantastic Volunteers are havinga well earned break and  are visiting the Gloucester Docks for a...

TIMBER DELIVERY RECEIVED WITH THANKS: 24.4.18

    Using both our flat bottomed boat ‘Nellie’ and a single kayak from the canoe store, plus numerous  pole-wielding helpers on the towpath, we nudged the old timbers from the demolished house in Clydach down to the Old Council Yard. The largest of the timbers easily straddled the width of the canal so had...

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...