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Canal Boat - - News -

It seems that a week doesn’t pass with­out a story about some­body some­where em­bark­ing on a gru­elling tow­path-walk­ing marathon, hik­ing the Leeds & Liver­pool or Grand Union to raise spon­sor­ship for a good cause – and all over the coun­try, peo­ple are keeping fit by putting in the miles, walk­ing or jogging on tow­paths. Spare a thought, then, for the poor folks of Swansea where the coun­cil has pro­duced a series of downloadable walk­ing guides to get more peo­ple into the Great Out­doors and clas­si­fied a one-mile stroll along the Swansea Canal tow­path through Cly­dach in the ‘chal­leng­ing’ cat­e­gory of its grad­ing sys­tem. A reader of the lo­cal pa­per asked, “Who would this walk be chal­leng­ing for?” The coun­cil replied that the walks had been graded by peo­ple who had walked them, and that “a walk that some peo­ple may find easy will be chal­leng­ing for oth­ers”. Mean­while, our Deputy Editor hap­pens to be head­ing for a canal restora­tion vol­un­teer camp at Cly­dach this sum­mer: he will keep a look out for any ex­hausted walk­ers strug­gling past on aching limbs...

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