Neath & Tennant Canals Trust

A major feature of the Neath valley since opening in 1795.

Welcome to the website

The Neath & Tennant Canal Trust, originally The Neath & Tennant Canals Preservation Society was formed in 1974, to safeguard, restore and promote the canals. The Trust has since become a Limited Company and is a registered charity. It has been active in restoring the majority of the locks and associated pounds in association with Local Authorities and canal owners, and has ownership of the grade II listed Neath Canal Workshops.

Much has been achieved but more remains to be realised. The Trust welcomes new members and if you would like to join please click the button below for an application form.

Noticeboard: This is a new website, work in progress.

The Neath Canal is owned by The Neath Canal Navigation Company (c/o St. Modwen Properties, Tel: 01792 817114), which manages the canal south of Resolven.

The stretch north of Resolven is managed by Neath Port Talbot C.B.C. (Tel: 01639 686868)

The Tennant Canal is owned and managed by the Port Tennant Navigation Company (c/o Leeder Property Management, Tel: 01792 644699)

Please address any concerns regarding the condition of the canals to their respective owners/managers and not to the Trust.


The Trust publishes a bi-annual Newsletter which is distributed to members – view the current and recent editions here!