SWOAPG Emergency General Meeting, Garwnant 19 April

Just a reminder to ​register here if you’re planning to attend the​…​ South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group Emergency General Meeting at Garwnant Visitor Centre, 6.30pm Thursday 19 April. The agenda will include: Brief updates / reminders of​ the latest activity news in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales; ​Discussion and Vote on Membership ​Fees; … [Read more…]

Skills Survey & Apprenticeships

Regional Learning and skills Partnerships skills surveys Outdoor Providers in South West & Mid Wales might like to complete the following survey to ensure that 'skills for the outdoors' are adequately reflected in Welsh Government thinking: http://www.rlp.org.uk/business-survey-2018/ The survey is open until 4 June. Apologies for missing a similar SE Wales survey in March. Apprenticeships in … [Read more…]

More Guidance on Public Changing; Tree Overhanging Sychryd; and Porth yr Ogof Information

A few more information messages – apologies if some of these are a little late… Public Changing Following our recent request / reminder that providers “make appropriate arrangements for clients to change discreetly”, we were asked for further guidance on what is considered acceptably ‘discreet’ – so here are some additional thoughts from Brecon Beacons … [Read more…]

South West Wales: Coasteering Concordat & Parking Information

Coasteering Concordat Sign-Up & Site Briefing Providers wishing to offer coasteering in South West Wales from 1 April must complete the annual sign-up to the Coasteering Concordat, via the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group (POCG) website. All information will be checked and you will need to provide an ALAA License number and an insurance document clearly showing £10,000,000 cover. … [Read more…]

​Important Pre-Season Messages – Waterfalls Country & River Wye

To All Members Two important messages for the start of the 2018 season:   Additional Guidance for Waterfalls Country (attached as a pdf) “Waterfalls Country” is under increasing pressure from both tourism and outdoor activity. The landowners, Natural Resources Wales and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, are keen to see the existing SWOAPG Concordat arrangements … [Read more…]