The latest issue of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Waterfall Country newsletter is now available:
Many of you will be aware of the campaign to ‘Save Outdoor Education’ as a result of school residential trips still being prohibited by the Government under Covid-19 precautions. WATO has drafted the attached template letter for our Members to use – the more letters that are sent, the more likelihood there is of a … Read more
This year’s SWOAPG AGM will be an online affair via Zoom or Microsoft Teams on 19 Nov, 6.30-8pm – please try to come if you can! more details will appear in due course on our website event listing, where you can also RSVP if you’re planning to join us.
Regrettably, we have taken the decision to postpone the ‘Caving and Covid’ workshop scheduled for 1 Oct, partly to avoid people having to travel from locked-down areas and partly because we still do not understand how Covid-19 behaves in the cave environment. Apologies to those who were hoping to attend. We intend to reschedule this … Read more
I noticed in passing yesterday that the Cwm Llwch car park is closed “until further notice”, so any groups planning to access Pen y Fan from there will need to find alternatives (e.g the National Trust car park at Cwm Gwdi or the farmer’s field at Cwmcynwyn, both of which are open at present).
We have received the following message from Natural Resources Wales: “In line with new Covid 19 local lockdown restrictions affecting Rhondda Cynon Taff, and bridge maintenance works scheduled to start on 28 September, Dinas Rock car park will be closed to vehicles for the foreseeable future, starting from 24th September”. Any groups using the Sychryd … Read more
The local lockdowns announced recently in Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr, Newport and Rhondda Cynon Taff will all affect outdoor activity to some extent, since the general guidance for visitors is that “you can drive through these Counties without stopping but cannot visit them without reasonable excuse”. Our understanding is that no-one may visit these … Read more
We have received the following update from Powys County Council: Powys County Council have now appointed a contractor (Kaymac) who will undertake a portion of the works at Dinas Bridge, Pontneddfechan. Our intention now is to undertake only the Emergency works rather than including the less urgent parapet repairs. The works will begin on the … Read more
The lockdown in RCT that takes effect from 6pm on Thu 17 Sep will affect outdoor activity taking place in the County, including Dinas Rock and Sychryd Gorge (which are both entirely within the County); the River Hepste (inc. Sgwd yr Eira) and the Mellte Gorge south of the Hepste confluence (since both rivers form … Read more
Bookings are now open – with ‘Early Bird’ discounts for SWOAPG Members – for: Gorge-Walking and Covid-19: A Practical Workshop for Providers and Instructors to Share Good Practice, Tue 15 Sep 1-4pm at Dinas Rock – £10 for one person per business / organisation if booked by midday Mon 14 Sep (£20 each for additional … Read more