The “Valleys Landscape Park” is a Welsh Government initiative to invest in the South Wales Valleys (defined broadly as the area between the M4 and the Brecon Beacons, from Swansea in the West to Newport in the East). Among the aims of the project are making better use of the natural resources in the area … Read moreValleys Landscape Park – engagement events
From Brecon Beacons National Park Authority: As part of our Lottery Funded Project to save the remains of the former Gunpowder Works at Pontneddfechan, join us for a FREE illustrated talk by Archaeologist Fred Hamond who will bring to life the history of the site from its humble beginnings through to it becoming part of … Read moreFree illustrated talk on the former Gunpowder Works at Pontneddfechan – 19th 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 moreSWOAPG Emergency General Meeting, Garwnant 19 April
The Outdoor Recreation Network is putting on an interesting event around emerging trends and changing technology for assessing participation in recreation activity, which might be of interest to some SWOAPG members. Details included on the flyer attached. Event-flyer.pdf
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 moreSkills Survey & Apprenticeships
IOL Wales/Cymru would like to invite you to come along to some FREE events coming up in Spring and Summer. Details below. There are a series of FREE TO ATTEND IOL Wales/Cymru events coming up. The events are free but you do need to book as places are limited. NEW TO THE LIST – 10 May … Read moreFREE IOL Wales events coming up…..
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 moreMore Guidance on Public Changing; Tree Overhanging Sychryd; and Porth yr Ogof 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 moreSouth West Wales: Coasteering Concordat & Parking Information
For providers using the Brecon Beacons Reservoir Passport Scheme, this year's passports are now available from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, valid from 1 April to 31 March. Details of how to apply are on the SWOAPG website – no changes from 2017/18.
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 moreImportant Pre-Season Messages – Waterfalls Country & River Wye