Will’s Hole P bolts

See message below from Richard Hill regarding Will’s Hole cave (in the Sychryd gorge): “We put some P bolts in Wills Hole today. We have not finished! Please do not use the new ones until Wednesday 13th September but note also that the work is ongoing. The pitch can still be rigged with spits at the … Read more

Rock Movement at Porth yr Ogof Tradesman’s Entrance – UPDATE

Thanks to Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre for these photographs, further to our recent report (below): and to Mick for these photos as additions to his original report: Thanks to Mick Standing of Black Mountain Activities for this report, if anyone is able to provide more information and photographs please let us know – we … Read more

Climbing & Abseiling at Dinas Rock ‘left hand end’ – Workshop for Providers?

Updated & re-posted with clarification: this is intended to cover both abseiling and climbing at the left-hand end of the crag. Following our recent posts on this subject (Abseiling at Dinas Rock – UPDATE 17 July and Abseiling at Dinas Rock – Update / clarification from Adventure RMS 1 August), we have a climbing TA lined-up … Read more

Sychryd Gorge Access Update

SWOAPG has received several troubling reports regarding the Sychryd gorge recently. Continued gorge-walking access to the Waterfall Country gorges depends on everyone doing their bit, so please make every effort to comply with the concordat arrangements – and do keep reports coming so we can nip issues in the bud wherever possible… Please could all … Read more

Economic and Social Evaluation of the Outdoor Activity Sector in Wales

Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation (WATO) (including SWOAPG) has in partnership with Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) conducted extensive research to explore the socio-economic value of outdoor activities in Wales. The study, entitled Economic and Social Evaluation of the Outdoor Activity Sector in Wales was undertaken by Miller Research and funded by the Welsh Government Coastal Capacity … Read more