River levels on the Gorge are looking good again for both our Gorge Walking & Canyoning activities. We've had a fair amount of rain over the last few days, and ground water levels will be pretty much saturated. This will mean the waterfalls should be running well and constantly on both the River Mellte and River Sychryd in the Brecon Beacons providing some good, challenging conditions on the Gorge Walking & Canyoning activities.
The ground saturation means flash flooding is an ever present concern, so make sure you are aware of recent rainfall in the mountain regions of South Wales, particularly in the previous 6 - 12 hours before any activity on the river.
It's almost November, and the gritters are out on the South Wales roads, proof that temperatures have well and truly dropped. Whilst this doesn't stop any of our outdoor activities, you do need to pay very close attention to your thermal protection, not just during the activity (which is of course vital) but before and afterwards.
It may be November but this weekend sees the possibility of good conditions for our Coasteering activities on the South Wales coast. Swell should be pretty small and although they'll be some reasonably strong winds, they will be in an East / North East direction (offshore for the South Wales coast), meaning the landscape will offer some protection and it won't be blowing the sea into you.
You need to keep an eye on any change in direction of the wind, as if it were to change to a Southerly or Westerly direction then Coasteering activities would be a lot more challenging and quite possibly need to be avoided.
High tide on Saturday is 16:10 and on Sunday 16:45 so you will be losing light and will need to plan any activity accordingly to ensure you are not caught out.
Sorry, guys and girls but there will be virtually no swell for you guys to surf on the South Wales coast this weekend. Our advice is to get out and try a different activity, such as Coasteering, Gorge Walking or Canyoning instead.
This time of year sees the stag and hen parties quieten down but that doesn't mean we won't be out and about across South Wales. We take these opportunities to ensure all of our guides are fully up to date with the latest recommendations and guides for all of our activities and first aid. We're also on the hunt for new routes and locations we can run a number of our outdoor activities so our return visitors get something different whenever they visit us.
As for the stag dos and hen parties, we're visiting various places in Cardiff and Swansea so we can offer the best and most flexible packages to those of you visiting us in South Wales to see your mates off.