Restoration

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 7.10.18 TO SATURDAY 13.10.18

Tuesday 9th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Works starts at 9.15 am  at either 1. Halfway between Clydach Aqueduct and Clydach Lock where the branched burr reed infestation blocks the channel, or 2. Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock bywash where we will continue rebuilding and repointing the bywash...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 30.9.18 TO SATURDAY 6.10.18

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER; Canoe and kayak hire for the last Sunday of the season at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Rafts £10.00, canoes £7.00, double kayaks £5.00 and single kayaks £4.00. First hire, 10.30am, last hire, 2.30pm. For full details see under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website.   TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER: Work Party meets...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 2ND SEPTEMBER TO 8TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

SUNDAY 2ND SEPT: Canoe  and Kayak hire from the Canoe Store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First hire 10.30am, last hire 2.30pm. Rafts £10, canadian canoes £7, double kayaks £5, single kayaks £4. Full details of terms and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. TUESDAY  4TH SEPTEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters...

WHAT CAME OUT OF UPPER TREBANOS LOCK: 7.8.18

Well, I finally got my pictures of what the WRG and SCS volunteers  got out ofhe Upper Trebanos Lock in one morning. Firstly,  many Blue Bags of  detritus, rubbish and   unmentionables, neatly bound waiting for the Swansea Bin men to take away. Now this is gold dust! Stone. Not just any old stone but Blue...

Waterway Recovery Group at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock: More pics.

                       

THE WEEK AHEAD WELCOMES THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP: 5.8.18 TO 11.8.18

Swansea Canal welcomes volunteers from all over the UK and Europe this week. They are part of the Waterway Recovery Group Summer Camp who will be staying at the Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut from Saturday night, the 4th of August to the morning of Saturday the 11 th of August. Their team leader is Ian Gaston...

WORK PARTY, CANOES AND CANAL AND RIVER TRUST VISITS; 24.7.18.

A lot going on. Down by Pont John bridge we continued clearing up the invasive weeds which are choking the canal and making it look like  a marsh rather than a waterway. Nature never sleeps and we should always try to work with her, but given that a canal is a man-made artifice, it rather...

THE CLYDACH BURIED LOCK SITE: UPDATE 22.8.18.

It may have struck passers by that, since the opening of the new route 43 sustrans cycle and towpath through the Old Highways Depot in Clydach in January (pictured above), there appears to have been little activity at the site. Much, is, of course, going on behind the scenes. We have presented our short term...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND JULY TO 28TH JULY 2018

    SUNDAY 22ND JULY: Canoes for hire from Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Rafts £10, Canoes £7, kayaks £5 (double), £4 (single). Full details and conditions under Canoe Hire on this Website. First hire 10.30am, Last hire 2.30pm. One mile of beautiful secenery up to Trebanos Lower Lock.           TUESDAY...

WORK PARTY AT CLYDACH AQUEDUCT: 17.7.18.

                               The state of the canal south of the Mond Lock has deteriorated quickly this summer. Halfway between the Lock and the Pont John bridge the channel is completely lost in invasive American reeds. It is as if it does not exist for about fifty yards. Remedying this situation is not a job that can...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH JULY TO 21ST JULY 2018

SUNDAY 15TH JULY: Canoes and kayaks for hire in Coed Gwily Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. First hire, 10.30am; Last Hire 2.30 pm. Full details of terms and conditions on this website under ‘Canoe Hire’. Canoes £7, rafts £10, kayaks £5 and £4. MONDAY 16TH JULy: The Canal and River Trust contractors will be on the...

Two Days in Pontardawe: 24th and 26th June.

Beneath the baking sun and the spire of St. Peters Church our two work parties spent time over two days clearing the litter, fallen trees and invasive weed from the channel between Herbert Street and Holly Street. Michelle, Ronnie, Mike and Paul met up on Sunday. Here is Michelle’s account of their  work. “This month...