We are expecting the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group AGM on 27 November (6.30pm at Pontneddfechan Village Hall) to include discussions on SWOAPG’s role in three current access issues (as well as the usual AGM business): Access to Loonies’ Leap; Welsh Government Access Reform; and River Wye Glasbury-Hay. Please visit the Event Listing on … Read more
Parkwood Outdoors is running a British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module on 24 Nov. They currently have a couple of spaces available for half price £35 plus BC fees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As many of you will be aware, the toilets at Glasbury are now run by a residents’ charity called Love Glasbury. The toilets are currently being repaired and decorated ready for next year and while this work is ongoing there should always be at least 1 toilet in working order. The other reason for this … Read more
We have received the following message from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, which might have some effect on Mellte gorge users and PyO cave users over the next few days: “This is notification that we will be releasing a controlled amount of water from Ystrafellte Reservoir commencing on 1st Novemeber 2019 for several days under the … Read more
This is just a quick reminder that the access lane between Pontneddfechan Village Hall and Loonies’ Leap is still CLOSED TO GORGE-WALKING GROUPS since the owner withdrew permission for gorge-walkers to use this route. Some Providers still appear to be using the lane, which means they are (a) trespassing and (b) risking the reputation of … Read more
Melanie Wallace of Pendarren House left her HF weasel throw bag on a belt on the bench by the changing shelters at Dinas on Friday 16 Aug. If anyone picked it up, please could they contact her through SWOAPG or Pendarren House – thanks!
Thanks to Want To Canoe? for alerting us to this large oak tree down below Hay bridge, right over the navigational channel:
Thanks to WanttoCanoe? for providing these pictures of a hazardous tree in the flow that has recently appeared at Llowes on the Glasbury-Hay stretch of the Wye (here). Take care out there, folks!
SWOAPG has received the following urgent message from BBNPA: “Unfortunately the tree contractors were hampered by a few technical issues when they attempted to remove the diseased Ash trees in PYO car park on 19 July, the access platforms that they had brought with them failed to reach the trees needing dismantling! As a result the … Read more
SWOAPG has received the following urgent message from BBNPA: “We have identified some Ash trees above the access path to Porth yr Orgof cave main entrance that have very advanced cases of Chalara die back. The trees are at such an advanced stage of decay that they will need dismantling through the use of specialist … Read more