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
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 more
The South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group is holding an Emergency General Meeting at Garwnant Visitor Centre, 6.30pm Thursday 19 April to: Inform and discuss with members the latest activity news in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales (including updates on Waterfalls Country and River Wye issues); Consider the introduction of membership fees, following the withdrawal of … Read more
To all Members: Please see the message below about a Charity Abseil at Dinas Rock on Easter Monday, which will affect Providers who may have been planning to use Dinas Rock that day: This event “has been organised by Mrs Lowri Francis to raise money for a Defibrillator for the Glynneath Community and being … Read more
We have received the following message from British Canoeing, following their annual meeting with River Wye Canoe Hire Operators: “I met the hire companies yesterday and also spoke to Sian Barnes from Powys CC to get an update on the situation with Mr. Maynard at Glasbury. She met with Mr. Maynard earlier this week to … Read more
Some of our members have alerted us to a significant potential hazard halfway up the Sychryd 'cascade' climb / at the entrance to Will's Hole cave, next to the obvious, upright metal girder (see photos): "We noticed that there were some loose rocks on the left directly above the big metal girder. We investigated a … Read more
To all Members: Canoe Wales has just confirmed (https://www.facebook.com/CanoeWales) that “CW members have access to legal expenses cover to…defend any civil action relating to material property, owned by a third party or for which a third party is responsible, arising out of an alleged or actual negligent act or omission or any nuisance, trespass or … Read more
To all Members: We have just been informed that the start of works at the Gunpowder Works has been delayed until 12 March (from 5 March) due to the inclement weather.
Dear all, I hope you would all agree that the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group has provided a very useful function since its inception in 2010, when it was setup primarily to manage the Waterfalls Area Concordat and our Environmental Charter. Since then, the Group has gone on to provide other services to members, … Read more