GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Swansea Canal

4 miles (5.7 km)

Enjoy an easy waterside cycle or walk along the Swansea Canal and River Tawe. The route runs from ClydachtoPontardawealong route number 43of theNational Cycle Network. The route uses the canal towpath and a riverside trail, passing locks and bridges on the way. Look out for a variety of wildlife including otters, kingfishers, dippers, ducks, moths, butterflies and beetles.
To extend the walk head into the lovely Cwm Clydach National Nature Reserve in Clydach. There's some lovely riverside trails through a beautiful gorge here.

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Swansea Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Swansea Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

The Swansea Canal at Trebanos - geograph.org.uk - 1212802

The Swansea Canal at Trebanos. A short aqueduct carries the canal over a sidestream flowing from northwest (left) to southeast (right) into the River Tawe here. The houses in this view front the B4603, Swansea Road.

Swansea Canal overflows into Lower Clydach River - geograph.org.uk - 1455015

Swansea Canal overflows into Lower Clydach River. The aqueduct here is also a handy overflow maintaining the level in the canal. The excess falls down into the Lower Clydach River just before it joins the Tawe.

On Swansea Canal aqueduct over the Twrch at Gurnos - geograph.org.uk - 1482740

On Swansea Canal aqueduct over the Twrch at Gurnos. This portion of the disused canal is now dry but the south side towpath is a public footpath and may even be part of the mercurial cycle route 43.

The Swansea Canal at Pontardawe - geograph.org.uk - 133637

The Swansea Canal at Pontardawe

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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