Many of you will already be aware that the HSE Board has approved the option of an industry-led scheme to replace the current AALA licensing scheme – but that the final decision rests with Parliament and it will take a number of years before we reach a conclusion, Until then, there are no immediate changes to … Read moreAALA Review
Powys County Council is currently consulting on its new Rights of Way Improvement Plan (which excludes the Brecon Beacons National Park). Responses are invited from interested stakeholders by 15 January. See https://customer.powys.gov.uk/article/5395/Rights-of-Way-Improvement-Plan [link now defunct] for details. Most other Local Authorities in Wales are also currently reviewing their own ROWIPs, so look out for consultations … Read morePowys County Council Rights of Way Improvement Plan
Following extended consultation with outdoor activity provider representatives, the National Trust has recently announced details of its new, sensible approach to managing events and activities on its land. See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/outdoor-activity-providers and the attached presentation for more details. 1810-National-Trust-Outdoor-Activity-Providers-Scheme-presentation.pdf
In case any of you haven't yet seen this… Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is calling out to the local communities of ‘Waterfall Country’ along with anyone else concerned about the area to take part in a public consultation regarding a new report aimed at addressing the traffic management issues in the area. The ‘Waterfall … Read more‘Waterfall Country’ Public Consultation
"A few trees have fallen or slipped above the gorge on the approach to White Lady Cave and Town Drain. This means there are some loose rocks balanced on root balls and ledges." Please be careful! Thanks to Richard Hill for this alert.
WATO (Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation) – of which SWOAPG is a core member – is currently conducting a feasibility study (for the local council) on the scope for increasing the level of adventurous activity taking place on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline. This study is looking at the suitability of venues for activity and the … Read moreGlamorgan Coast Adventurous Activities Feasibility Study