Consultation on Boat Registration Fees for rivers managed by the Environment Agency including Wye & Lugg

We have just been made aware of a consultation by the Environment Agency on future boat registration fees for rivers they manage – which include the Wye from Hay and the Lugg. This consultation closes tomorrow (16 Sep), but SWOAPG members might like to have their say on whether fees should be introduced for these … Read more

Cave Radon Monitors – Autumn 2021 Programme

As many of you will be aware (since many of you contributed to the Spring 2021 programme!), SWOAPG has been supporting the community of professional cave users by assisting with the provision of radon monitors in caves across South Wales. The ‘final’ round of monitoring now needs to be undertaken to complete the seasonal coverage, … Read more

Carbon Literacy training for the Outdoors & Mountain Sports – 4 online sessions starting TODAY (6 Sep)

SWOAPG Members and other Providers might be interested in the following Carbon Literacy training – with apologies for the short notice: Online Course: Carbon Literacy for the Outdoors & Mountain Sports – Patagonia Action Works “Protect Our Winters UK (POW UK), a registered charity that inspires and equips the UK outdoor sports community to take … Read more

Canoe launching Habitat Regulations Assessment, Upper Glas-y-Bont common

Powys County Council has just issued the following update, The newly-formed SWOAPG ‘Wye Working Group’ will be considering the implications, but please feel free to let us know your thoughts… “Dear all, “I am writing to update you about the progress of the Habitat Regulations Assessment for canoe launching from Upper Glas-y-Bont common. Please accept … Read more

Pontneddfechan Parking

Following our recent reminder about the disabled parking bays in Dinas Rock car park… …we’ve been asked to remind Providers: not to allow their clients to park in the residents’ bays near the Village Hall; and to remember to drop some cash in the honesty box by the door if you or your clients are … Read more

Dinas Rock Main Wall Abseil Event Sunday 5 Sep

Blue Ocean Activities have asked us to warn Providers that they are running a charity abseil on the big wall at Dinas Rock on Sunday 5th September (which was planned for 2020 but cancelled last minute due to Covid restrictions). Please contact if you need more information on whether this might affect your own … Read more

Outcome of Members’ Meeting held on 23 August 2021 to consider SWOAPG’s role with Glasbury-Hay Canoeing Access

SWOAPG Members met ‘online’ on Mon 23 August to consider the Group’s future role with Glasbury-Hay canoeing access. The meeting concluded that: the proposed new “Wye Alliance” might in future be well placed to take the lead in trying to secure sustainable canoeing access from Glasbury-Hay, with SWOAPG representing the broad views of our Members … Read more