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

Reminder! SWOAPG AGM Tue 22 Nov

The 2023 SWOAPG Annual General Meeting will be held on Tue 22 Nov, 6.30-8pm, online via Teams. All SWOAPG Members are invited to attend! The agenda will include the usual ‘formalities’ as set out below. Please RSVP (if you haven’t already) via the button on the event listing or by e-mail, so we have some … 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

Outdoor Alliance Wales Update

Paul Donovan has prepared the attached document outlining the work that the Outdoor Alliance Wales (OAW) – of which SWOAPG is a member – has been doing recently in the Senedd and with Adventure UK. Our thanks are due to Paul for driving much of this activity and continuing to promote the interests of our … Read more

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