Brecon Beacons National Park Authority statement on Covid-19 countryside re-opening

Here is the latest statement from the National Park Authority: “Following the Welsh Government’s announcement on Friday May 29th  of specific minor relaxations to movement restrictions in Wales and taking recent sector specific guidance from Natural Resources Wales into account, the Authority has been reviewing its approach to closures. We are using the NRW guidance, … Read more

NRW Guidance for reopening outdoor sites for recreation

Natural Resources Wales has just published the attached guidance for site managers considering reopening natural and outdoor cultural sites for recreation in Wales. While it doesn’t provide any answers on when and how individual sites might re-open, it does explain the thought-processes that will be involved, so might be useful for outdoor providers to understand … Read more

New SWOAPG online events and resources – register now for next week’s quiz and geological e-Field-Trip!

It’s taken us a while to get our act together, but just like buses you wait ages then several turn up at once… Since we can’t run any face-to-face events for Members at the moment, SWOAPG will be launching some new online events and resources next week, which we hope our Members will find valuable: … Read more

SWOAPG contributes to crucial Outdoor Alliance ‘Recovery Plan’ for Welsh Government

The Outdoor Alliance Wales (which was set up two years ago to bring together a wide range of organisations with an interest in outdoor activity) has today submitted to the Welsh Government a “Post Covid-19 Recovery Plan for the outdoor sector in Wales”, which the Government will be considering as it decides how to move … Read more

Welsh National Park Authorities issue clear message to respect Welsh Government Guidance

Wales’ three National Park Authorities have welcomed new Welsh Government guidance reinforcing the need for people in Wales to stay at home, stay safe and protect the NHS. The Park Authorities are also calling on all UK residents to respect rules and measures in place in Wales to protect everyone, and will be making significant … Read more