Restoration

The week ahead Sunday 2nd December to Saturday 8th December

The work party will meet at Brownsters from 8.00am to 9.00am.  They will then go to Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock, where they will continue with clearing the weeds and laying sleepers.

The week ahead Sunday 25th November to Saturday 1st December

Tuesday 27th November:  Meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am.   The work party will be then be working at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock.

Compost and Pond Weed: 20.11.18

Several weeks have gone by since we started shifting the Canadian Pond Weed out of the channel above Clydach Mond Lock. The piles have mounted up and the time had come to move the piles off the towpath where they take the light from the grass underneath and cause it to to die off.  The...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 18TH NOV. TO SAT 24TH NOV. 2018

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2018:   The 32nd Swansea Scout Troop are back with us with their leader, Ben Ball. They had a most successful day working with us at The Ynysmeudwy Locks in October and now they are returning to do some light work around the Coed Gwilym Park Canoe Store. They will meet up with...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 11.11.18 TO SATURDAY 17.11.18

TUESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER: WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE, HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 8.45 AM. THE WORK DAY WILL START AT 9.00AM WITH THE OPEN MONTHLY MEETING OF THE SCS TO BE HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SITE OFFICE IN THE CLYDACH BURIED LOCK SITE IN PONTARDAWE ROAD.  PLEASE LEAVE CARS...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 28TH OCTOBER TO 3RD NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday 30th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00 am. Work starts at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS at 9.15am. We will be taking timbers by raft from the recently demolished house in Pontardawe Road to the Clydach Buried Lock site for future use in the restoration...

COAST AND COUNTRY ON THE SWANSEA CANAL: 22.10.18.

THE  ITV CAMERA CREW CAME TO VISIT US FOR A PIECE ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE REGULAR FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAMME ‘COAST AND COUNTRY’. IT SHOULD BE BROADCAST IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, PERHAPS AS ONE OF THE PIECES FOR THE NEW SERIES WHICH STARTED LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. WE CONCENTRATED ON THE TOWPATH BANKS WHICH...

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.