​Important Pre-Season Messages – Waterfalls Country & River Wye

To All Members Two important messages for the start of the 2018 season:   Additional Guidance for Waterfalls Country (attached as a pdf) “Waterfalls Country” is under increasing pressure from both tourism and outdoor activity. The landowners, Natural Resources Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, are keen to see the existing SWOAPG Concordat arrangements … Read more​Important Pre-Season Messages – Waterfalls Country & River Wye

SWOAPG Emergency General Meeting, Garwnant 19 April

The South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group is holding an Emergency General Meeting at Garwnant Visitor Centre, 6.30pm Thursday 19 April to: Inform and discuss with members the latest activity news in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales (including updates on Waterfalls Country and River Wye issues); Consider the introduction of membership fees, following the withdrawal of … Read moreSWOAPG Emergency General Meeting, Garwnant 19 April

Fwd: Charity Abseil Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 at Dinas Rock

To all Members:   Please see the message below about a Charity Abseil at Dinas Rock on Easter Monday, which will affect Providers who may have been planning to use Dinas Rock that day: ​This event “has been organised by Mrs Lowri Francis to raise money for a Defibrillator for the Glynneath Community and being … Read moreFwd: Charity Abseil Easter Monday 2nd April 2018 at Dinas Rock

River Wye Glasbury-Hay: Operators’ Meeting?

We have received the following message from British Canoeing, following their annual meeting with River Wye Canoe Hire Operators: “I met the hire companies yesterday and also spoke to Sian Barnes from Powys CC to get an update on the situation with Mr. Maynard at Glasbury. She met with Mr. Maynard earlier this week to … Read moreRiver Wye Glasbury-Hay: Operators’ Meeting?

SAFETY ALERT – Unstable rocks at Sychryd Cascade / Will’s Hole Cave Entrance

Some of our members have alerted us to a significant potential hazard halfway up the Sychryd 'cascade' climb / at the entrance to Will's Hole cave, next to the obvious, upright metal girder (see photos): "We noticed that there were some loose rocks on the left directly above the big metal girder. We investigated a … Read moreSAFETY ALERT – Unstable rocks at Sychryd Cascade / Will’s Hole Cave Entrance

Re: Canoeing Access from Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye – Landowner Proposes Navigation Charge!

To all Members: Canoe Wales has just confirmed (https://www.facebook.com/CanoeWales) that “CW members have access to legal expenses cover to…defend any civil action relating to material property, owned by a third party or for which a third party is responsible, arising out of an alleged or actual negligent act or omission or any nuisance, trespass or … Read moreRe: Canoeing Access from Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye – Landowner Proposes Navigation Charge!

Important Changes to SWOAPG affecting All Members

Dear all, I hope you would all agree that the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group has provided a very useful function since its inception in 2010, when it was setup primarily to manage the Waterfalls Area Concordat and our Environmental Charter. Since then, the Group has gone on to provide other services to members, … Read moreImportant Changes to SWOAPG affecting All Members