Neath and Tennant Canals
There are two sections of Canal in Neath Port Talbot, the Neath
Canal and the Tennant Canal. They were developed for transportation
in the early manufacturing industries of brick making and ship
Today, the Canals provide meandering towpath strolls and are
rather picturesque with natural beauty, yet still bear reminders of
early industry. The old Union Workhouse and St Illtyds Church are
dominant echoes from the past.
The Thomas Dadford boat trip, departs from the canal near
B&Q in neath Town Centre every Saturday from June to
September, and on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday during school
Take a walk or cycle along our Canals, and in the summer months
spend an afternoon floating through history on the Thomas Dadford.
You will be surprised with the wildlife on show, especially the
dragonflies bobbing near the waters surface.
Neath Canal and Neath Town
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Access: Restored section north of
Resolven and the Aberdulais Basin are both accessible to disabled
Contact: For further information on Thomas Dadford
operating times contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01639
Bus: X5 half hourly from Swansea and Neath, Mon –
X75 from Swansea and Neath, Mon - Sat.
X55 every 90 mins, from Swansea and Neath, Mon – Sat.
161 2-hourly from Neath, Mon – Sat