Looking good across the region for gorge walking, canyoning, gorge scambling, ghyll scrambling in the Brecon beacons waterfalls area close to Cardiff, Swansea and the South Wales . The rivers have been quite high over recent days and the land is saturated with water so any rainfall will have an immediate effect on the river levels and water flow. There has been a dry period recently but heavy rain due to fall on Saturday but river levels should be good throughout the next few days
At the moment the river levels on the Mellte river are .36 meters which is an acceptable level of waterflow for both the Mellte and the Sychryd rivers, however with the rainfall predicted over the next few hours this may push levels upto .50 meters on the Mellte which would be high in our opinion, however the Sychryd river may be running lower and be more accessible. The .50 meter level is still acceptable for gorge walking events and activities over the next few days.
Keep an eye on the rainfall and the river levels as they will be fluctuating on the higher level, river temperatures are also low around the 8 degrees level so full protection is required including wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmets, suitable footwear.
Swell 2ft smallest and 9ft largest this week so we are experiencing big surf and swell conditions at the moment and for the next few days, so the coasteering in the areas around South Wales, Cardiff and Swansea is definitely a no go at the moment. Plus point however is that the surf is pretty good around the region. This forecast is now extended into the next few days across the South Wales region to cover beaches and areas.
Only place as usual is West Wales on the protected cliff St Davids and the Blue pools, 2 hour journey from Cardiff but may be worth it.
All surf and swell based activities are looking good throughout the week with big swells in the region, may be an idea for the less experienced to hed to the sheltered spots in the area, Coney Beach in Porthcawl, Caswell and Langland in Swansea may be better options. The wind is all important this week as with big swell can get blown out with the high winds.
Our groups are still coming to enjoy the thrills and spills of the sea's and the mountains in South Wales for all our exhilarating activities, John and the lads are on a Stag weekend in Cardiff and they will be with us Canyoning on Saturday as well as surfing on the Sunday, this is the perfect option as both the waterfalls and the surf are pretty epic.
The more hardy groups will now be turning up through the winter season Canyoning, Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Surfing, military groups, stag parties, hen parties, universities and colleges from across the region and the UK.