This year’s SWOAPG AGM will be via video-conference on 23 Nov at 6.30pm. It would be great to have a good turnout from the outdoor activity provider sector: please let us know in advance (RSVP using the button on the event listing, or by e-mail) if you are planning to attend, so we can prepare … Read more
The Qualifications Wales Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Catering sector review team has published three online questionnaires targeted at learners, learners providers and employers – SWOAPG Members might be interested in completing the appropriate questionnaire at this link: Qualifications Wales / Travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector review: Online Questionnaires.
The West Wales Nature-based Health Service Network (which generally covers Hywel Dda Health Board area) is hosting a zoom event with members on 16th November 10.00-12:30 . The working title for the event is “Outdoor Education /Adventure Providers and their role in Community Health and Wellbeing”. The focus will be on how this sector draw … Read more
SWOAPG Members / instructors might be interested in getting involved in this project with free programmes in sustainable land management and construction – see attached flyers.
We’ve received this update from AHOEC/OEAP: “A quick update from our (AHOEC/OEAP) last meeting with the WG education team regarding outdoor learning and visits. “Schools are now operating on the slightly revised infection control framework document they’ve had previously with no change to advice on visits. Overseas visits are still a challenge, but this probably … Read more
We have received the following message from Richard Hill: “Whilst placing the Radon monitors in Aggy last night I popped my head into Eglwys Waterfall entrance as someone had mentioned to me that it had changed. The entrance has been cleared and the St Patricks Passage sump has been dried out to allow access to … Read more
We’ve received the following message from one of our supporters: “My brother-in-law’s green canoe got washed away from him last week between Builth & Erwood. Also 2 x drybags. If anyone sees it can they ring me on 07722 944686.”
We understand that Cwm Porth car park has been getting very busy with public parking so there may not always be spaces for Providers by the time they arrive mid-morning. However, if you phone ahead (early morning) to the warden’s office they will reserve you a space – 01639 722309. Thanks to Gary Evans for … Read more
We have just been made aware of a consultation by the Environment Agency on future boat registration fees for rivers they manage – which include the Wye from Hay and the Lugg. This consultation closes tomorrow (16 Sep), but SWOAPG members might like to have their say on whether fees should be introduced for these … Read more
As many of you will be aware (since many of you contributed to the Spring 2021 programme!), SWOAPG has been supporting the community of professional cave users by assisting with the provision of radon monitors in caves across South Wales. The ‘final’ round of monitoring now needs to be undertaken to complete the seasonal coverage, … Read more