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
We have received the following request from one of our Supporters: “The Huggard Charity works with people who are homeless. They are desperate for single duvets, and I know that some residential centres will be upgrading at the end of the season. If you have spare/or those to be replaced, please contact Huggard direct. If … Read more
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 (npt.gov.uk), where there is also a link to a feedback questionnaire which SWOAPG Members might wish to complete. And/or … Read more
Thanks to Mick Standing of Black Mountain Activities for alerting us to this fallen tree at Bwa Maen (just above the ‘jacuzzi’ / ‘horseshoe falls’) – “easily passable and avoided but may cause more trouble in the future!”
Anyone paddling the Wye from Hay in the near future should beware of trees blocking Whitney toll bridge, see photo below (thanks to Josh Houghton of Wye Valley Canoes & Carl Durham of Black Mountain Activities).
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
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
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 have passed the information on to the BBNPA wardens. In the meantime, continue to take care out there… “A Notice was sent out earlier this year about a … Read more
Following recent research, British Canoeing is now recommending that SUP paddlers DO NOT use any leash system while paddling on white water. Mode details at Guidance for quick release leash systems in a white (britishcanoeing.org.uk).
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