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27 January 2017

A reminder that membership fees are due for renewal by 31st January, in order to maintain a full year's membership. You can renew online with your debit or credit card via these links:


11 January 2017

Coracles made a brief appearance last week on episode 4 of the 8th series of the BBC's Great British Railway Journeys, hosted by Michael Portillo.

Michael was following the East Coast main line and during a stop in Dunbar, East Lothian, got to try his hand coracling with a couple East Lothian junior rangers.


01 January 2017

2017 will see the reconstruction of the coracle from Fife, Scotland. See a prehistoric coracle in Fife by Watkins.


01 January 2017

I spent a brilliant weekend in September making a coracle on a course near Henley run by Alistair Phillips . I live close enough to the Kennet and Avon canal to be able to carry my coracle from home on my back and have had great fun trying it out. I discovered that the plastic paddle works as an ice breaker so managed to carry on bashing my way through even when the canal was partially frozen.


01 January 2017

Waters of Wales (WoW) is a community of independent campaigners for legislation enshrining public rights of responsible access to inland water in Wales. We stand for responsible and sustainable access to the Waters of Wales for all, free of unnecessary restrictions, whilst respecting the environment, wildlife and other people and interested groups.


12 November 2016

'The Adventures of Dai Dreaming' has been created and written by Martin Fowler, Society member and owner of the National Coracle Centre in Cenarth.


12 November 2016

Article and photos by Raymond Green

Insh is a small, former crofting village in the Cairngorms National Park. Today there are 48 houses, of which 25 are holiday homes. The resident population is about 40 with no school age children.


12 November 2016

Two national magazines, 'Britain' and 'Country Life' have both dedicated a few pages to the Towy coracle and included some amazing photographs of the old tradition of coracle fishing.

The future of coracle fishing has a huge question mark hanging over it, but we hope with all the work were putting into safeguarding its future that it will around for future generations to see.


12 November 2016

It seems like years ago, but our Coracle Races were enjoyed by hundreds of spectators who joined the Carmarthen River Festival back in July.

The Towy gave a warm welcome to the Teifi coracle men who came to take part in the races. It's great to see the two rivers join forces and support each others coracle event.....even though they sometimes take our trophies!


12 November 2016

A great article on 'Keeping Tradition Afloat' in the Country Life Magazine dated 4th May 2016

 


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