About The Camp
Where is it?
At Swansea Bay, South Wales. The Swansea Canal originally climbed 115 metres through 36 locks from sea level at Swansea up the valley to Abercraf. Like most canals in South Wales, the lock chambers are built entirely of fairly thin courses of stone rather than brickwork used on most English canals.
What will I be doing?
This summer volunteers will be working at Trebanos Lower Lock to rebuild and repoint the lock chamber, reinforce the banks and repair the chamber features This is a great camp for all abilities whether you are a beginner or a more experienced ‘navvy’.
Why is it important?
About 6 miles remain in water from Clydach to Ynysmeudwy. Parts of other bridges, locks and aqueducts (some CADW listed) can also be found along the 10 miles which are no longer navigable. At this camp, we are working with the Swansea Canal Society to restore Swansea canal. The Society aims to be part of the local community and works with schools, businesses and disability groups in the area to safeguard the heritage, local environment and restore back to navigation.