If any of you have attended geology workshops with Alan Bowring (of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority) you’ll already know how good they are! South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group still has spaces on a workshop with Alan on Friday 12 October, focusing on the geology of the Upper Swansea Valley. The workshop will run … Read more
Dear News, This is just a reminder that SWOAPG Members will be helping with some work that needs doing around Cwm Porth this Friday. Please come and join us if you can! 10am-5pm (come for all or some of the day), meet in Cwm Porth car park or find the team around the area. Most of … Read more
Some of you may have noticed fencing being erected along the lane leading from Pontneddfechan Community Centre towards the gunpowder works & Loonies' Leap and we are expecting the lane to be gated-off completely in the next few days. This is not connected with the gunpowder works conservation activity, but is an action being taken … Read more
Please consider coming to.. Lend your support at our Volunteer Working Day at Cwm Porth on 5th October – the more the merrier; and/or our Geology Day on 12th October with Alan Bowring of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority – a great opportunity to learn more about the geology of the Brecon Beacons to pass … Read more
Please join other SWOAPG members for this all-day workshop (classroom morning and hill-based afternoon), looking at how the hills near Cribarth are linked to the Sea, with Alan Bowring of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Possible content: Carboniferous Limestone – variety of units within it reflecting changing original marine depositional environments between 360 and 330 million years ago. Subsequent expansion of coastal … Read more
Please come and join us if you can for part or the whole of the day on 5 October, to help Brecon Beacons National Park Authority with work that needs doing around Porth yr Ogof. Most of the work is above ground, so just old clothes and waterproofs plus wellies and gloves are required. Helmets … Read more
See message below from Savage Adventures: On the 23/09/18 if conditions allow we will be working with the Weightlifting Wales and GB Paralympic team. The aim is to undertaking a gorge walking session on the Sychryd however the whole aim of the activity is to get 1 disabled Paralympic athlete through as a breaking boundaries … Read more
See below from BBNPA: Dear all Please find attached details of our community open day at the Gunpowder Works this Saturday from 2pm to 6pm. The afternoon will be based at Pontneddfechan Village Hall, one of the Gunpowder Works’ original buildings. The event highlights include: – Free Gunpowder Ale beer tasting! – Site tours with … Read more
Due to the replacment of overhead power lines by National Grid, a number of Public Rights of Way have been closed around the Heads of the Valleys area. This includes the approach path to Ogof Clogwyn, which is closed until 21 Sep. Thanks Peter Sheppard for this heads-up.
Morlais quarry will be closed to climbing on 11, 12 & 25 Sep due to filming taking place for the BBC. The area being used for filming is shown in the attached picture. Thanks to Steffan Davies and Joe Lewis for passing on this information.