Tree across Usk below Aberyscir

There is currently a tree blocking the right-hand half of the river Usk at the second drop below Aberyscir (on the section from Aberbran to Brecon) – grid reference SO 00870 29283. At Sunday’s levels the central chute was still navigable right next to the tree’s root-ball, but this might change at lower levels. It … Read more

Rock fall below Sgwd Clun-Gwyn

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority have received a report, and video footage, of a ‘small’ rock fall into the Afon Mellte below Sgwd Clun-Gwyn on 16 November 2022. Checks by National Park Staff have not identified any safety concerns and this note is just for information: but providers may like to note that there are now … Read more

Product Recall: DMM Compact Swivel Units

AdventureRMS has issued the following notice: DMM have issued a recall of a number of swivel units following the failure of a DMM Director Connector. Immediately stop using the units affected by this recall. Full details can be viewed here: DMM Wales – Important Safety Notice: Product Recall

Cwm Porth descent path handrail

We have received the following message from BBNPA – you have been warned! “We have noticed that some of the handrail on the path leading to the main cave entrance at Cwm Porth is loose and in need of replacement. We have repairs programmed in soon but ask groups to take care when using the … Read more

SWOAPG CPD Workshops – we need your input!

SWOAPG is very keen to re-launch (post-Covid) a programme of CPD workshops for outdoor instructors, between now and Easter, that will help to increase their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of our fabulous working environment – particularly in the Brecon Beacons area, where we have already been offered expert support from National Park staff. But we’d … Read more

Pontsticill Water Discharge affecting Taf Fechan (and possibly local caves) 28-30 Oct

We have received notification from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water that “Due to a water quality failure at Pontsticill Water Treatment Works, Welsh Water are expected to be discharging dechlorinated water to the Taf Fechan. TOTAL volume to be drained 5400m3 over a 72hour period. 62.5 l/sec [0.06 cumec] for 8-hour periods Friday, Saturday and Sunday … Read more

Morlais Quarry Closed – further update

We’ve been further advised that it “looks like Morlais is going to be out of bounds for another week”. We’ll pass on any further news that we hear… —————- We’ve been advised that Morlais was still closed for filming yesterday (Tue 25th Oct) but we have no information about when it is due to re-open. … Read more

Morlais Quarry Closed – update

We’ve been advised that Morlais was still closed for filming yesterday (Tue 25th Oct) but we have no information about when it is due to re-open. Please let us know if / when any of you find out more, so we can pass it on! —————- Thanks to Gemma Starks of Fairways for the following … Read more