Important news for gorge users: SWOAPG Membership and Dinas/Sychryd Code of Conduct Training

SWOAPG Membership: “Full Membership” Fees now due At the SWOAPG Emergency General Meeting on 19 April, Members voted unanimously for the introduction of Membership Fees to ensure SWOAPG’s continued operation, following the withdrawal of Visit Wales funding.  All Providers who wish to continue using the Sychryd and Mellte gorges under the NRW Waterfalls Country Concordat (or … Read more

Free illustrated talk on the former Gunpowder Works at Pontneddfechan – 19th April

From Brecon Beacons National Park Authority: As part of our Lottery Funded Project to save the remains of the former Gunpowder Works at Pontneddfechan, join us for a FREE illustrated talk by Archaeologist Fred Hamond who will bring to life the history of the site from its humble beginnings through to it becoming part of … Read more

SWOAPG Emergency General Meeting, Garwnant 19 April

Just a reminder to ​register here if you’re planning to attend the​…​ South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group Emergency General Meeting at Garwnant Visitor Centre, 6.30pm Thursday 19 April. The agenda will include: Brief updates / reminders of​ the latest activity news in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales; ​Discussion and Vote on Membership ​Fees; … Read more

Skills Survey & Apprenticeships

Regional Learning and skills Partnerships skills surveys Outdoor Providers in South West & Mid Wales might like to complete the following survey to ensure that 'skills for the outdoors' are adequately reflected in Welsh Government thinking: The survey is open until 4 June. Apologies for missing a similar SE Wales survey in March. Apprenticeships in … Read more

More Guidance on Public Changing; Tree Overhanging Sychryd; and Porth yr Ogof Information

A few more information messages – apologies if some of these are a little late… Public Changing Following our recent request / reminder that providers “make appropriate arrangements for clients to change discreetly”, we were asked for further guidance on what is considered acceptably ‘discreet’ – so here are some additional thoughts from Brecon Beacons … Read more

South West Wales: Coasteering Concordat & Parking Information

Coasteering Concordat Sign-Up & Site Briefing Providers wishing to offer coasteering in South West Wales from 1 April must complete the annual sign-up to the Coasteering Concordat, via the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group (POCG) website. All information will be checked and you will need to provide an ALAA License number and an insurance document clearly showing £10,000,000 cover. … Read more