Activities: Heritage Construction
Dates: 4th – 11th July
This camp is a perfect opportunity for volunteers to learn heritage restoration skills whilst making a positive contribution to the local area. The volunteers will work at Trebanos Lower Lock to rebuild and repoint the lock chamber, reinforce the banks and repair the chamber features. Dredging of the one mile section in 2019 below Lower Trebanos Lock means that a navigable working lock here is now a top priority for the canal. The Swansea Canal originally ran for 16.5 miles and was steeply graded, needing 36 locks to enable it to rise 373 feet over its length. Subsequently, parts of it were closed and filled in but around 6 miles of it remains in water.