The IOL has published a new web-page which may be of interest to SWOAPG Members, offering essential links for meeting your responsibilities as Outdoor Learning Professionals relating to: Safeguarding and Duty of Care Disclosure and Barring Service First Aid courses; and Insurance NB while our membership of IOL allows SWOAPG Members to attend IOL events … Read more
SWOAPG is changing its weekly e-newsletter this week so that our paid-up Members will only receive ‘new’ items of news (and newly-added events) each week , instead of receiving copies week-after-week of the same ‘old’ news. At the same time, we will add a bi-weekly ‘events update’ which will list all our events (and our … 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 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
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
Cardiff Council has produced a Draft ROWIP 2020-30 for public consultation and would welcome views or comments from individuals or on behalf of groups/organisations, by e-mail to email@example.com. Please note that whilst this document is not at final design stage, the Council is seeking views or comments about the overall content and flow of the … Read more
A reminder that the IOL Conference takes place on 16 Nov at Atlantic College and SWOAPG Members are entitled to attend at a discounted rate – see our event listing at http://swoapg.com/event/institute-for-outdoor-learning-conference