SWOAPG has received the following message from Hay Town Council. Providers launching at “The Gliss” (the public launch site river-right below Hay bridge) should particularly note their comments that “canoes are only to be launched and recovered at the designated launch site and not anywhere else on the area” and “any company found still not … Read more
Latest news from Brecon Beacons National Park re the landslide on the footpath river-right from Loonies’ Leap – not very encouraging, unfortunately: “We have engineers engaged and they will be coming up with a mitigation plan. It really depends on what they advise and how quickly we can get all the relevant permissions etc. Sorry … Read more
Beal have issued information and a recall for the ‘Tract Up’ manufactured by them. More details are available at the Adventure RMS website.
The latest Radon figures for caves in South Wales are now available on the SWOAPG website here. Many thanks to richard Hill for coordinating the latest survey and compiling the figures.
Message from NRW: “New anchor points have been installed either side of the exposed step above Ivy Pool in the Sychryd Gorge. These bolts have been placed to allow users to rig a traverse line, handline or a safety line for a spotter to manage groups across this step. If in doubt about the most … Read more
This is just a brief reminder that: all instructors leading groups in the Sychryd and Mellte gorges under the SWOAPG Concordat arrangements must have completed our new online Concordat training courses before leading groups in the gorges this year; and the path on river-left from Loonies’ Leap to the metal footbridge may not be used … Read more
We were in the Sychryd gorge at the weekend and were surprised to see several groups whose leaders were NOT displaying their ID cards visibly while in the gorge. Please remember that it is one of the requirements placed on us by NRW and BBNPA for providers operating under the SWOAPG Concordat that ID cards … Read more
Thanks to Want2Canoe for this warning: “A tree has been down (still attached by roots) and hanging in the river, in the flow of a rapid for a good few months now, from the left bank just below Hay Bridge. Now the water is low it is proving even more of a hazard because there’s … Read more
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (BBNPA) is currently advertising for suitable persons to apply for membership of the Brecon Beacons National Park Local Access Forum (LAF), to cover the whole of the National Park area. They will appoint between 12 and 22 members to the LAF. The role of the Local Access Forum is … Read more
Thanks to those regular Glasbury-Hay users who have already completed our questionnaire about patterns of usage on the river – please keep these coming, since they’ll be helpful to Powys County Council as they progress with their Habitat Regulations Assessment. The questionnaire is available at the following link: In the meantime, SWOAPG is continuing to … Read more