SWOAPG is looking for enthusiastic instructors or business owners to join its steering group and help shape the future of Outdoor Activities in South Wales

SWOAPG is an active voice of your outdoor activity industry and it liaises regularly with landowners, government, NRW and the National Parks authority to help maintain access and shape policy for all our members. The group currently meets approx. 4 times a year (with video conferencing facilities) and discusses more urgent issues by email. It … Read more

Welsh Government plans to lead discussions on access to Inland Waters

Welsh Government plans to lead discussions on access to Inland Waters: Canoe Wales welcomes the Government’s willingness to lead discussions, but will continue to make the case that legislation to clarify public rights offers the best long-term solution – for more detail see: http://clearaccessclearwaters.wales/welsh-government-plans-to-lead-discussions-on-access-to-inland-waters

SWOAPG responds to Powys County Council’s latest proposals for canoe launching at Glasbury

Following its consultation earlier this year (to which SWOAPG responded as we have previously reported), Powys County Council has now proposed “that launch times for commercial operators [on the River Wye at Glasbury] be restricted at peak times, i.e. on weekends and bank holidays between Easter and the end of September” and “that signage or … Read more

High Quality Outdoor Learning Guide for Wales

A new outdoor learning guide launched on 21 June at Plas yBrenin Mountain Centre, Snowdonia sets out the framework for getting children and young people outside, learning in Wales’ beautiful wild places. The guide, launched by Welsh naturalist and ambassador for outdoor learning Iolo Williams, draws on the collective knowledge and experience of outdoor practitioners … Read more

Join the Discovery Trail Online survey

We have received the following from Sustrans: Sustrans is working in partnership with Torfaen CBC, Monmouthshire CBC, Blaenau Gwent CBC, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and Canal and River Trust to identify priorities for the improvement of the “Discovery Trail”. We have created an on-line Community Mapping Tool, that allows you comment on specific locations … Read more