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
The gunpowder works workshop that SWOAPG had arranged with BBNPA for 19 July has been postponed due to unavailability of presenters and will be rescheduled in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience to those of you who were planning to attend.
Following Friday’s incident when a group of gorge walkers swore at a pair of nurses, the owner of the lane from Pontneddfechan Village Hall towards Loonies’ Leap has told us (and the local police) that gorge walkers are no longer welcome on her land. We therefore ask all providers to respect her decision and, with … Read more
Ystradgynlais police contacted SWOAPG this evening to seek information about an incident that occurred on Friday 5 July between a group of teenage gorge-walkers (5 male, one female) and two carers trying to access Rose Cottage in Pontneddfechan (on the lane from Loonies’ to the village hall). The group shouted abuse and made abusive gestures … Read more
We have received the following message from Natural Resources Wales: “Many of you will have noticed the effects of Chalara (ash dieback) on the Ash trees in Waterfall Country. Contractors working for NRW are currently working around Pont Melin Fach after completing Gwaun Hepste. In the week commencing 15th July NRW will be carrying out … Read more