Resources & Links

On this page are a variety of resources that we have produced (many of them thanks to a grant provided by the Countryside Council for Wales in 2013/14) or collected to help Outdoor Activity Providers to ‘add value’ to services they provide to their clients; as well as links to relevant external websites, including:

Please let us know if you’d like us to add any resources or links to this page!

Species Guides

Click these links for Bats; Birds; UK plants & animals; all sorts of wildlife – and species-specific guides below:

Gorge Resources

NB for Concordat and Code of Conduct resources, visit our Gorge-Walking pages.

  • ‘Groups in Gorges’ documentary about gorges and their unique environment, encouraging responsible use of these special areas:
  • A comprehensive species guide to the lower plant life of the Mellte and Sychryd including Lichens, Flowers, Bryophytes and Liverworts:
  • Sychryd Geology:
  • Advice from Mountain Rescue 2016:

Caving Resources

  • Radon figures for Caves in South Wales:
  • Resources produced specifically to help cave instructors to develop their skills and knowledge on the environmental aspect of the cave and their caving sessions:
  • Cambrian Caving Council web resource on Cave Life

Paddlesport Resources

  • Information sheet covering a range of information related to river paddling across South Wales with info on wildlife, geography, hydrology, river features and MORE!

Beach & Coast Resources

  • This workbook has been designed for instructors to have a range of knowledge and information, backed up with a series of tasks and games for groups using the beach and coast:
  • Notes from Coasteering Workshop 2016:

Safety Resources

AdventureSmartUK (a partnership of the many organisations who want people to enjoy the great British outdoors safely) has put together a suite of resources – including videos and posters – to help you communicate Adventure Smart messages to your customers.

AdventureRMS, as part of its AALA inspectorate service, publishes safety management alerts on its website and via e-mail. Providers can see all these alerts and sign-up to receive updates by e-mail using the form on this webpage: Safety Management Updates | Adventure RMS.

Welsh Language Resources

Learn what some of those Welsh place names mean, with this useful sheet obtained from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority:

Other Resources

(this ‘temporary’ version of the Countryside Code is supported by a variety of
Downloadable resources from NRW).

Surviving a Career in the Outdoors

Mountain Training has published this useful resource on ‘Surviving a Career in the Outdoors