From Tom Partridge: "Today I found a large branch fallen and in the area of Clun Gwyn Isaf on the Mellte. There are a lot of loose rocks now on the top. I have attached pics of the area and also where the branch came from (higher up path). This goes to show the ongoing … Read more
Two items of possible interest to SWOAPG Members from BBT: Invite to Brecon Beacons Tourism's Summer Social – book your place today: BBT’s Summer Social will celebrate Visit Wales' Year of the Sea, it will take place on the 28th June, 6 pm till 8 pm. We need to confirm numbers for catering, so please … Read more
Many thanks to the residents of Pontneddfechan who came along to the free activity day organised by South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group yesterday. A great day was had by all (despite the damp weather) and a few more local residents will now have a better idea of what goes on every day on … Read more
Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently launched some storage units at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown for Coastal businesses – which may be of interest to a few SWOAPG members: see attached poster for details.
Reported by one of our military members: "One of our instructors last week reported drug paraphernalia at Penallta, actually on the crag itself. Due to the location of this we have put Penallta out of bounds until further notice". SWOAPG members may wish to take appropriate precautions.
Following the introduction on 1 April by Geoff Maynard of a ‘paddle permit’ (whereby he is attempting to levy a fee of £3 for paddlers passing through his fishery at Llowes, between Glasbury and Hay), we advised providers to make their own decision whether to comply with his scheme, to avoid this stretch of river … Read more
25 June 6.30-8.30pm, Cwm Porth Car Park Porth yr Ogof Caving Workshop: book your place on one of 4 individual workshops: ‘Open' workshop, taking ideas on the night. 8 people max, led by Rich Hill. Need standard caving gear. ‘Formations, fossils, Phreatics and gems of PYO’. 8 max, led by Gary Evans. Need standard caving gear … Read more
We have received the following information from the Environment Agency, which might be of value to South Wales' Providers who use the River Wye below Hay: "We’ve been given a likely date of Wed 6th June for the work to be carried out on the island at Monnington Falls by Monnington Court. The obstruction is … Read more
Following concerns expressed by some SWOAPG Members about the advisory one-way system at Cwm Porth, the National Park Authority has provided the following additional information: "The advisory one way system was intended to enable better flow of traffic in the Ystradfellte/ Cwm Porth/ Gwaun Hepste triangle during the recent bank holiday and school holiday peak … Read more