About Us

NB we publish regular news on this website and on the South Wales Outdoor Instructors Facebook Group.

The South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group (SWOAPG) is the representative organisation for all Providers of Outdoor Adventurous Activities in the South Wales and Brecon Beacons area (by “Providers” we mean persons and organisations who provide outdoor activities in the Area for the benefit of the public or their own members, whether for profit or not-for-profit.). We represent our membership to a wide variety of public sector bodies and other organisations, ensuring a collaborative and positive approach to activity provision and development in our area.

Our Core Aim is:

“To promote & develop sustainable outdoor activity provision in South Wales”

SWOAPG is a core member of the Wales Adventure Tourism Organisation (WATO), which represents Outdoor Activity Providers across Wales (concentrated in our 3 National Parks); the other two core members of WATO are Snowdonia-Active and Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group.

We provide representation on behalf of all Outdoor Activity Providers active in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales area; and provide a focal point for projects and initiatives relating to the delivery of environmentally sustainable Outdoor Activities in these areas. Our operating area is defined by this map, which also shows the operating areas of the other core WATO Charter Groups, agreed by WATO members in October 2010. Our Members may be based in this area or based outside but operating in this area. In addition, we may accept requests for membership from providers delivering in or on the margins of our boundary.