Notification of recent enforcement action against an activity provider

AdventureRMS has announced that an un-named UK Local Authority has served an enforcement notice under the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations against an activity provider offering licensable activities to children without a valid licence, which should serve as a warning to any providers offering licensable activities without a licence! See Notification of recent enforcement action against … Read more

Proposals for improved visitor infrastructure in Pontneddfechan

Neath Port Talbot Council has published proposals for improved visitor infrastructure in Pontneddfechan (the area by the Angel). Details of the proposals are at Waterfall Country Pontneddfechan – Visitor Infrastructure Investment – Neath Port Talbot Council (, where there is also a link to a feedback questionnaire which SWOAPG Members might wish to complete. And/or … Read more

Will’s Hole P bolts

See message below from Richard Hill regarding Will’s Hole cave (in the Sychryd gorge): “We put some P bolts in Wills Hole today. We have not finished! Please do not use the new ones until Wednesday 13th September but note also that the work is ongoing. The pitch can still be rigged with spits at the … Read more

Rock Movement at Porth yr Ogof Tradesman’s Entrance – UPDATE

Thanks to Argoed Lwyd Outdoor Education Centre for these photographs, further to our recent report (below): and to Mick for these photos as additions to his original report: Thanks to Mick Standing of Black Mountain Activities for this report, if anyone is able to provide more information and photographs please let us know – we … Read more

Climbing & Abseiling at Dinas Rock ‘left hand end’ – Workshop for Providers?

Updated & re-posted with clarification: this is intended to cover both abseiling and climbing at the left-hand end of the crag. Following our recent posts on this subject (Abseiling at Dinas Rock – UPDATE 17 July and Abseiling at Dinas Rock – Update / clarification from Adventure RMS 1 August), we have a climbing TA lined-up … Read more