Restoration

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...

WORK PARTY: 19.6.18

Rhodri was detailed to find the leak today. Some hope. Thecanal water is leeching into the Vale golf course somewhere around the 14th hole. Do not expect a to bounce a wedge shot into the cup on that hole. Things were not going smoothly either at the canoe store where the dumper was having a...

Work and Canoe Parties: 5th June.

We worked at several places today. At the canoe store the hectic pace of the last day of the Go Canoeing Week on June 3rd had meant that the canoes and kaykas had not be been thoroughly cleaned before being stored away. Gill, Ronnie, Mike, Jaqueline, and Rabbie spent the morning getting everything ship, craft,...

Ryan Thomas, Swansea Planning Control Manager visits Hidden Lock Site: 1.6.18

Ryan Thomas, Planning Control Manager at the City and County of Swansea, visited the Old Council Yard site in Pontardawe Road Clydach today, accompanied boy our chairman, Cllr Gordon Walker. The site is now refered to as the Clydach Lock site or more familiarly as the Hidden Lock or Buried Lock site. Of course once...

THE WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY MAY 27TH TO SAT 2ND JUNE 2018

  SUNDAY 27TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire at the Canoe Store, Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach SA6 5NS. Open Canoes £7.00, rafts £10.00, single kayaks £4, and 2 double kayaks £5.00. Full details on this website under ‘Canoe Hire’. Tuesday, 29th May: Canoes and kayays for hire from 10.30am to 3.00pm. Details of terms and...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 20TH MAY TO 26TH MAY 2018

SUNDAY 20TH MAY: Canoe and Kayak hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park. First hire 10.30, last hire 2.30pm.  Rafts, canadian canoes, double and single kayaks for hire  along this lovely stretch of the canal up to Trebanos Locks. For full details of prices, terms and conditions see under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this...