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Swansea Canal Society - Canoes and single and double kayaks are available for hire for the public in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach, Swansea, Wales.
The Swansea Canal Society was formed in 1981 and is run by volunteers. We became a registered charity in 2004.
The Canal is owned by the Canal and River Trust and we work closely in partnership with them.
The Swansea Canal is a two hundred and twenty year old structure of immense importance to the Lower Swansea Valley. It is no longer the sixteen mile industrial supply line from Abercraf to the city of Swansea, but the existing six miles in water are the home to otters and bats; kingfishers, dippers, and ducks; moths, butterflies and beetles. Many of its bridges, aqueducts and locks are listed buildings or scheduled ancient monuments and part of Swansea’s unique heritage. The canal’s mainly rural setting gives pleasure to walkers, cyclists, joggers, and runners alike. We have a linear water park that we should all be proud of and the SCS aims to improve that amenity for everyone’s benefit.
Our aims are:
Our hope is to make the Swansea Canal something the whole community can be proud of. This requires many more volunteers. If you are willing to help then we can find something you can do. We have many plans for the canal, including opening the piped sections at the old Highways Depot and Trebanos Playing Fields.
We have been running a successful Canoe Hire facility in Coed Gwilym Park and have had many customers enjoying our canoes and kayaks.
Canoe & Kayak Hire
Canoes and single and double kayaks are available for hire for the public in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach.
Double Kayak £5
Single Kayak £4
Summer Sundays from 11.00 am. The last boat hired will be at 2.30pm. Each boat is hired for a 45 minute session. Group hire for local organisations is available on other days by prior arrangement
Children must be over 3 years old and 90 cm in height. Anyone under 18 years will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Security will be needed when hiring a canoe or kayak
Suitable clothing should be worn. Suitable footwear must also be worn. FLIP-FLOPS are not allowed.
All persons hiring a canoe or kayak must wear the Buoyancy aid provided.
All children under 8 years old must wear a helmet and have an adult in the same boat.
Only children over 8 years old allowed in a boat unaccompanied.
This scheme is manned by volunteers so please check on our website for any changes to dates and times above.