The minutes (with copies of papers and slides) from the SWOAPG Emergency General Meeting held on 19 April are now available here.

The Meeting agreed that SWOAPG should (a) introduce membership fees (which has now been done); (b) become a (not-for-profit) Company Limited Guarantee (which will be progressd soon); and (c) resist the payment of the threatened ‘paddle permit’ fees from Glasbury-Hay (which we have done and are working closely with Canoe Wales and British Canoeing as this situation evolves).

South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group

Neuadd Car Park Closure

From Natural Resources Wales (with apolgies for issuing this slightly late):

Neuadd car park will be closed from Monday 25th June 2018 for a month. This is to allow for civil engineering works to take place.

As soon as this work has been completed the car park will be cleared and open for use again.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please park in Pont Cwmyfedwen Car Park as an alternative during this work.

Training opportunities: IOL ‘Foster a Connection’ & Brecon Beacons Ambassadors

Institue of Outdoor Learning “Fostering a Connection”

July 5th 6-8pm Craig Y Nos Visitor Centre, Brecon Beacons National Park, SA91GL.  This is an IOL CPD event, but is open to all so long as you book.

Help your clients connect with the world around them. An opportunity to try out games, quizzes and other activities designed to foster connection to the environment and to discuss these new ideas with fellow practitioners.  Connection can take place on many levels (intellectually, practically, emotionally, spiritually, through our senses, through our creativity…) and the activities on offer reflect this diversity.  We are not trying to teach field studies or asking people to become walking encyclopaedias of flora and fauna. Instead we offer activities which can be fitted seamlessly into your existing outdoor courses.  Designed by Lun Roberts (ER Outdoors), Jim Langley (Nature’s Work) and Joe Roberts (then Countryside Council for Wales, now Natural Resources Wales). This workshop and the taster session are recognized as CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association and of the Association of Mountain Instructors. 
Free to attend but places are limited please book via the IOL Cymru website

Brecon Beacon National Park Ambassador

A 3-day course aimed at tourism businesses operating in the Brecon Beacons:

  • 18 Sep “A Sense of Place”: what makes the Brecon Beacons special
  • 2 Oct “Park in your Heart”: relating to the National Park landscape
  • 16 Oct “Knowing Me, Knowing You”: information about visitors and marketing

Total cost £36. Book here or contact carol.williams@beacons-npa@gov.uk