River levels on the River Mellte and River Sychryd in the Brecon Beacons and currently reasonably high, although current levels would be acceptable to run both Gorge Walking and Canyoning. We are, however due some heavy rain on Friday afternoon, into the evening and so it is absolutely vital that you monitor the rainfall levels in the region before deciding to run any event this weekend.
Ground water levels are currently fairly high after the recent wet weather and although we've had a few nice days this week that will not have dried out the land too much, particularly with the rain due. This means the waterfalls will be flowing well and constant however it also means that any significant rainfall in the area could see flashing on the river. This could cause the river levels to rise quickly and increase the water flow force, so again, understanding the weather and rainfall in the area, particularly in the 12 hours previous to your activity is vital.
It may still be possible to run the river based activities across the weekend, however you absolutely must be with a very experienced guide who knows and understands the rivers in the Brecons. They will be able to adjust the activities as required to ensure you aren't taking any unnecessary risks whilst still ensuring you have fun and are challenged.
Conditions aren't favourable for Coasteering on the South Wales coast this weekend. We've got swell of around 4ft - 5ft and some reasonably strong winds across both days. These two things combined will make any Coasteering activity difficult and our advice is to head inland and look to take part in one of our Gorge Walking or Canyoning activities instead.
We've got some good swell along South Wales this weekend, around 5ft at times so you could be in for some decent surfing in the usual spots along the coast. There is a fairly decent wind across both days, so sheltered bays, such as Caswell Bay in Swansea or Rest Bay in Porthcawl will be the kind of places you want to head to get a level of protection for the wind.
Water temperates along the South Wales coast are fairly reasonable but you'll still need a good level of thermal protection for any sea based activity if you want to stay in the water for anything more than a few minutes.
We've got a full schedule of activities running throughout South Wales this week, including Cardiff, Swansea and Porthcawl. We're welcoming the usual mix of Stag Dos and Hen Parties who are out any about in Cardiff and Swansea and scout troops who are camping in and around the Brecon Beacons area and looking for some challenging activities that will teach the boys & girls new skills and put them in new situations.
Once the water based activities, the Hen's and Stag's will be heading back into Cardiff and Swansea to continue their party into the night at some of the venues that South Wales have to offer. The scouts will be heading back to their camps and preparing for some further activities, such as hikes around the beautiful Brecon Beacons, climbing, abseiling and more.