We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Swansea Canal Society

The Swansea Canal Society is a registered Charity. Its aims & objections are to:

1. promote and encourage the long term sustainability of the Swansea Canal, taking into account social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects - developing projects which preserve and enhance its natural and built environment.

2. work to maintain and restore the Swansea Canal to create a navigable waterways link from Ystalyfera to Swansea Marina.

3. undertake a range of educational and interpretive activities which ensure that the Swansea Canal is accessible to its communities & visitors to the area.

The Charity operates in and around the Swansea Canal area from Swansea in the City & County of Swansea to Ystalyfera in Neath Port Talbot and Ystradgynlais in Powys

The volunteers & members have and in some cases regularly carryout:

  • Plant hedgerows and wild
    flower areas.
  • Restored historic structures,
    such as the last surviving lock
    keepers cottage.
  • Repaired bridges and aquaducts.
  • Litterpick throughout the year
    to improve the canal environment.
  • Production of guides and postcards.
  • Provision of exhibitions about The
    Swansea Canal.
  • Raised funds for a feasibility study
    to open up 35 miles of navigable
    waterway.
  • Produced an information panel & flier
    about Ynysmeudwy.
  • Remove Himalayan Balsam annually

This listing has been added by a third party and we take no responsibility for information given.

Address

21

Maple Close
Gorseinon
SA4 4XL

Disability Access Information

The tow path is flat but can be uneven and muddy in some areas.

  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers