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We are a society run by volunteers who are all enthusiastic about maintaining, improving and restoring the canal. We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in a range of ways from administration, fundraising, working on the canal, to working on our Canoe Hire Project. All abilities and ages are welcome

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Swansea Canal Society receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Swansea Canal Society has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

“Regenerating the Swansea Canal as a community asset for active recreation and as a heritage visitor destination.”

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Latest News

Wednesday 15th May 2024: Bridge Name Plaques Unveiled.

The sun shone on the Swansea Canal as a little piece of history was brought back to several of its historic structures. In the canal’s heyday all its bridges had names, often relating to the farm or business that the road or track over it led to. But most names have fallen out of use…
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 19th – Saturday 25th May 2024

Sunday 19th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking not needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoes” on our website. Tuesday 21st May: Work Party: Those…
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Work Party: Tuesday 14th May 2024

A pleasant day today – no rain, not over-warm. The volunteers assembled at Bridge 8 as arranged but had to abandon plans to reinforce more of the bank as the stone dust had not been delivered. Undaunted, we soon found plenty to do. Andrew, making a very welcome return, Chris and Rowan sloped soil down…
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Menter Iaith: Taith Natur ar hyd Camlas Abertawe o Glydach i Bontardawe. 10.5.24

Allwch chi adnabod rhai wynebau cyfarwydd? Tynnwyd y llun erbyn Loc Trebanos Uwch. Dyma’r Goeden Gerfluniau i’r gogledd o Barc Coed Gwilym. Allwch chi weld y cerfiadau hyfryd hyn o anifeiliaid, adar a phlanhigion? 1. Llwynog: 2. Ysgyfarnog: 3. Barcud Coch: 4. Tylluan Wen: 5.Tylluan Frech: 6. Mesen. Dyma ni’n cerdded i gyfeiriad Trebannws gyda…
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The Green Gathering – Sunday 9th June 2024

This looks like a fun event with lots to see and do for all the family. The day kicks off at 11:30am with a wildlife show in the Pontardawe Arts Centre. This will be followed by a walk along the canal hosted by the Swansea Canal Society and led by our own litter-picker extraordinaire, Mike…
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The Week Ahead: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th May 2024

Sunday 12th May: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £10. Booking not needed. Full details and conditions under “Canoes” on our website. Tuesday 14th May: Work Party: Those…
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