WRG Swansea Canal Camp (CC201406)

Title WRG Swansea Canal Camp (CC201406)
Organiser Waterway Recovery Group

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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.

Start Date 12/07/2014 12:00
End Date 19/07/2014 10:00
Address 1st Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut
Tir Y Waun
off Brecon Road
Location map
Email enquiries@wrg.org.uk
Contact Name Jenny Black
Contact Number 01494 783 453 ext 604
Category Working Holidays