Further to our message yesterday, we have received the following additional information from Judith Harvey of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (the NPA) in response to questions raised by some SWOAPG Members: "As you [may be] aware, the NPA is working with the Police, Powys CC, Neath Port Talbot, and RCT council etc, to attempt … Read more“Waterfalls Country” Update: additional information
Angel Inn, Pontneddfechan Following our recent message about Providers using the car park at the Angel Inn, the landlady (Lisa) has asked us to pass on the following message. Her position seems perfectly fair and reasonable, so we trust that all Providers will be happy to comply with her request (and to keep sending business … Read more“Waterfalls Country” Update: Angel Inn Car Park, Cwm Porth one-way & Clyn Gwyn Parking
Please book your places NOW for any of the following (full details on our Events page at http://swoapg.com/events) – £25 each for SWOAPG Members only (except for Volunteer Day which is free of charge!) Volunteer Day, Cwm Porth, 30 May 10.30am-5pm: come and help the National Park Authority with some clearance and improvement in this important area Mellte … Read moreSWOAPG Volunteer Day & Workshops
Current South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group Members who have not signed-up to one of our new membership categories will be removed from our mailing list after 31 May! We have now released our final new membership category, for Subscribers (free of charge for anyone who wishes to receive only e-mail alerts for ‘critical’, e.g. safety-related, … Read moreSWOAPG Mailing List Update: Action Required!
Two events on 30 May that Providers should be interested in: SWOAPG / BBNPA Volunteer Day, Porth yr Ogof ***Please come and help*** 10.30am-5pm, Cwm Porth Car Park: A great opportunity for Providers to help Brecon Beacons National Park Authority with work that needs doing around Porth yr Ogof. Most of the work is above ground, … Read more30 May: Cwm Porth Volunteer Day PLUS Gunpowder Works Site Visit
The South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group has now released additional membership categories for Associate Members (£25 annual fee for corporate and individual Outdoor Activity Providers who wish to support our work and receive most of our membership benefits, but not sign-up to the NRW Concordat for the Sychryd & Mellte gorges). Other categories available now: Full … Read moreSWOAPG Membership: Sign-Up by 31 May!
Update on AALA Review From the HSE / AALA website: “HSE would like to thank everyone who responded to the recent Discussion Document on the future of the Adventure Activities Licensing framework. We are delighted with the response and encouraged by the amount of engagement on this subject. We received hundreds of detailed comments, which … Read moreInformation for SWOAPG Members: Update on AALA Review; Adventure Smart Wales; and Mountain Bikes for Sale!
Angel at Pontneddfechan – please don’t use its car park as a gorge meeting point! From one of our providers: “Hi, I was approached by Lisa the owner of the Angel Inn for the last 5 years who asked if I and all providers could not meet their clients in her pub car park.. I … Read moreActivity Alerts: Angel at Pontneddfechan; River Wye at Hay & Bycross; Local Cave Leader Changes
SWOAPG has 3 workshops planned in the next few weeks: 16 May 4.45-7pm Dinas/Sychryd Code of Conduct Training, for Providers who are signed-up to the NRW Waterfalls Country Concordat (one free space will be available to Providers who have paid for 2018 Full Membership) 3 June 9-5pm (TBC) Mellte Gorge Rescue Workshop 8 June 9-4.30pm Geology … Read moreUpcoming SWOAPG workshops