Canal Restoration

Canal Restoration

Neath Canal








The Swansea, Neath and Tennant canals are a major heritage and leisure resource with significant potential for development.

Over the past few years over £5 million has been invested in the Neath canal to remove pollution and to restore canal features and navigation to an 8km section canal between Neath and Abergarwed.  

The feasibility of undertaking further improvements and restoration works is also being explored with canal owners, canal trusts and other interested organisations.

The long-term aim is to link the three canals via Swansea docks to create a 35km navigable inland waterway with a link to the Bristol Channel.

Further information on canals can be viewed on the Neath Port Talbot Council Tourism website: