River levels in the Brecon Beacons are quite low at the moment, as we've had very little rain over the last week or so. Whilst this won't stop any Gorge Walking & Canyoning activities, you do need to consider the depths of any plunge pools before jumping in. Ground water levels will also be lower than they have been but the freezing temperatures will mean some of that water is being held.
The freezing temperatures introduce two main concerns for Gorge Walking & Canyoning activities, the requirement for thermal protection is as critical as ever but you also need to be aware of ice on the banks and any rocks. Suitable footwear is an absolute must.
Flashing on the rivers is an ever present concern and although there is no rain currently forecast in the area, you must keep aware of any changes, particularly in the 12 - 18 hours before any activity.
Although we've got wintery temperatures, the seas on the South Wales coast a relatively calm this weekend so swell should be low across both days. Wind will be picking up as the weekend progresses, however they should be mainly Easterlies, so the landscape may provide enough protection for Coasteering activities along much of the South Wales coast.
The two main issues for Coasteering activities this weekend are going to be temperatures, although it is looking like it will be a little warmer over the weekend than the last few days here in South Wales, and timing your activity with the tides, having early morning and early evening high tides.
If you do venture out on any outdoor activity this weekend, please ensure you have the correct thermal protection as it really is cold out there now!
Much the same as last weekend, the low swell that is helping those who want to take part in any Coasteering activities means surf is going to be difficult to come by this weekend, and to be honest water temperatures are probably too low to be laying around on a surf board waiting for a wave anyway. Nothing to stop you getting out on some other outdoor activities, and Coasteering, Gorge Walking or Canyoning are all options this weekend
We're concentrating on training and devising new activities, routes and challenges for all of the Stag Do's and Hen Parties that will be visiting us next year. We've also been out and about in Cardiff, Swansea and Porthcawl, checking out accommodation, bars and restaurants so we can provide our visiting parties with the best Stag Do orHen Party experience in South Wales. It's a tough job but we're always happy to go the extra mile for our customers.