The starting point for my walk this week alongside Swansea Canal, was where the River Tawe loops tightly round right next to the canal which is elevated above the river. The turning point for my walk on this section at Clydach, is where the Tawe loops back to the canal again. One of the points about any canal is that they provide a more direct route than a meandering river.
It was good to be able to look down on the river again before turning back and retracing my steps by the canal. I may have been returning the way I had come but walking any route in the opposite direction gives a different view, a new perspective on the surroundings.
In the last image on this Sunday morning, men from Swansea Canal Society can be seen at work on the lock I passed earlier. By the time I reached them the path was quite busy, not only with their activity, but with cyclists and walkers as well – an ever changing environment.
Working on the canal
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Canals are wonderful, a two-hundred-year-old legacy that we would be the poorer without. What a resource! Your pics highlight the constant variety.
Thanks Chris. I couldn’t agree more. Whether they are commercially used or not, they provide us with a wonderful range of habitats to say nothing of flat walks for those who don’t like or are unable to climb.