Dates: 12th - 19th July
Location: South Wales
Leader: George Rogers
Train Station for Pick Ups: Neath
Cost: £56 (for food & accommodation) | Accommodation: 1st Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut | activities: Heritage construction skills, vegetation clearance
Whilst much of the original canal has been infilled and associated industries have disappeared, the Swansea Canal remains an attractive wildlife corridor with around 6 miles still in water. The long term aim of the Swansea Canal Society is to recreate a navigable link along the canal into the River Tawe and from there to join up with the Neath and Tennant Canals.
WRG volunteers will spend the week working alongside the Swansea Canal Society and Canal & River Trust staff helping with the restoration work on Upper and Lower Trebanos Locks. Volunteers will replace fallen coping stones, rebuild the wing walls and quadrants of the two locks, replace a brick section of the canal bridge with stone, and finally repair the floor of the Upper Trebanos Lock overflow channel. With pleasant surroundings, a fun project, and excellent local support this will be a popular camp.