ACT projects

ACT funds a wide range of projects encompassing policy-related work, literature production and large-scale environmental projects. We also fund sustainable transport initiatives and provides high quality access and conservation information to the public.

If you have an idea for a project in the UK or Ireland ACT might be able to help, simply download an application form here and email cath@thebmc.co.uk.  

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2017 projects

Yorkshire

Wainwright Coast to Coast path restoration work near Nine Standards Rigg

UK wide

Campaign for National Parks – Research into Sustainable Transport options

Scotland

Scottish Environment LINK – Hilltracks: Research/monitoring on unregulated tracks

UK Wide

Climate Coalition – Funding for nationwide climate change awareness campaign

Wales

BMC Snowdon Weather Station

2016 projects

National

Mend our Mountains - contribution to each of the 8 projects

Yorkshire

Threshfield Quarry Rock Climbing Development

2015 projects

South East

Portland restoration project

Wales

iSee North Wales practical field guide to the uplands

Yorkshire

Yorkshire Three Peaks path repair work (Bruntscar on the eastern slopes of whernside)

Yorkshre

Grimwith Resevoir path repair work

Yorkshire

Wainwright Coast to Coast path repair work near Nine Standards Rigg

2014 projects

National

Three Peaks Partnership website

National

BMC Conference Challenge Events

National

European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) membership

National

ACT presentation cheque        

Peak District

Roaches footpath appeal advert (in Summit)  

South East

Eridge Rocks Land Appeal

South West

Avon Gorge project (year 3)

Wales

History of Mountain Names website

2013 projects

National

BMC Landscape Charter (web based)

National

Re-print of BMC Occupiers Liability leaflet

National

Quarries Development & Re-generation Post

Lake District

Footpath repair work, Scafell Pike (Fix the Fells)

Lake District

Footpath repair work, Dalehead (Fix the Fells)

South West

Avon Gorge project (year 2)

Wales

Ogwen Winter Climbing Information Service

2012 projects

National

2012 Climbing restrictions poster

National

Annual License to host the Coastal Access Database on the BMC website, a web-based register of coastal climbing sites in England and Wales

National

Climbing gear re-use and recycling project

Peak District

Chee Dale board walk – part 2

Peak District

Restoring Roaches routeways (path repair work)

North East

Green Guide to rock climbing in Northumberland National Park (RESEARCH GRANT)

South West

Avon Gorge project (year 1)

Yorkshire

Hell Hole Rocks access

2011 projects

National

2011 Climbing restrictions poster

National

Annual License to host the Coastal Access Database on the BMC website, a web-based register of coastal climbing sites in England and Wales

National

The BMC & the big society leaflet

National

The BMC’s Access Charter

National

Re-print of the BMC Access Charter

National

ACT pens

National

Re-print of ACT flyer

National

Feasibility study for scoping GHG emissions of UK mountaineering (RESEARCH GRANT)

Peak District

Chee Dale board walk – part 1

Wales

Black Mountain path erosion restoration

Yorkshire

Fall of shot sign, Shooters Nab

2010 projects

National

2010 Climbing restrictions poster

National

Annual License to host the Coastal Access Database on the BMC website, a web-based register of coastal climbing sites in England and Wales

National

Coastal volunteers training and workshops

North West

Contribution towards the publication of a leaflet about the Warton Crag Nature Reserve

Scotland

The MC of S publication ‘Minimal impact mountaineering advice booklet’

Wales

The economic value of walking activity in Wales

Yorkshire

The Three Peaks project – a collaborative project between the YDNPA, local authorities, Natural England, the BMC and local businesses to repair, maintain and upgrade the PRoW network in the Yorkshire Dales 3 Peaks area.

2009 projects

National

2009 Climbing restrictions poster

National

Annual License to host the Coastal Access Database on the BMC website, a web-based register of coastal climbing sites in England and Wales

National

Re-print of the BMC Green Guide to the Uplands publication

National

Coastal Climbing Site Audit that identifies Coastal Climbing Sites in England that should be included within the ‘coastal margin’ (as defined in the new Marine and Coastal access Act - MCAA) on the landward side of the proposed coastal route.

National

Claim the Coast Guidance Pack – a joint project with the Ramblers, this comprehensive information and training pack for volunteers will inform them of the new coastal access scheme and give them the knowledge to play a full part in Natural England’s local consultation work.

Lake District

Production of the Green Climbing Guide to the Lake District

Lake District

Re-print of the Green Climbing Guide to the Lake District

Midlands

Fallen tree clearance at Ban-y-Gor Rocks, Gloucestershire

Peak District

Stanage bus service – contribution towards the running of the summer weekend bio-fuel bus service

South East

Interpretive access signage at Bowles Rock, Sussex

South West

Interpretive access signage at Cheddar Gorge

South West

Sea walls ground repair, Avon Gorge. Replacing eroded grassy area with chippings

South West

Interpretive access signage at Berry Head Nature Reserve

Wales

Pembroke belay stake project – phase 2 – installation of stakes along Range East and Range West of the Castlemartin Range.

Yorkshire

Interpretive access signage at Giggleswick Scar

2008 projects

National

2008 Climbing restrictions poster

National

BMC Green Guide to the Uplands Publication - offers guidance on topics such as hill walking, climbing and scrambling, sanitation in the outdoors, transport, and sustainable use of the crags.

North West

Production of a tick leaflet - a partnership project with Silverdale AONB to try to reduce the incidence of tick borne diseases.

Scotland

Local Access Forum training for MCofS recreation representatives.

South East

Re-print of Southern Sandstone Code of Practice brochure.

Wales

Pembroke Belay Stake Project phase 1 – installation of stakes along Range West of the Castlemartin Range.

2007 projects

National

2007 Climbing restrictions poster

National

Annual License to host the Coastal Access Database on the BMC website, a web-based register of coastal climbing sites in England and Wales

National

Habitat & Woodland Management Publication - this details BMC-led case studies where environmentally sensitive woodland/vegetation management techniques have been used to restore crag/climbing areas.

Peak District

Roaches Open Day - to promote the long-term sustainable use and care of the Roaches area

Peak District

Stanage Bus service – contribution towards the running of the summer weekend bio-fuel bus service.

South West

Vixen Tor Campaign Postcard – a joint campaign with the Ramblers urging members to write to the Dartmoor national park asking them to secure access to the Tor and to create an ‘evidence of use’ database.

Wales

Pembroke Belay Stake Replacement Project – along Range East of the Castlemartin Range.

Yorkshire

Kilnsey Erosion project - installation of wooden revetments to prevent further erosion on the footpath between buttresses.

2006 projects

National

Coastal Access Database (CAD) - the development of a web based register of coastal climbing sites with links to the regional Access Database (RAD).

International

Everest Base Camp Litter Pick - ACT help fund 'Rob the Rubbish' undertake removal of accumulated rubbish from the walk in to Everest.

Yorkshire & Lake District

Independent ecological assessments of the nesting and behavioural ecology of birds.

Lake District

Production of the Green Climbing Guide to the Lake District

Peak District

The construction and installation of a gate to enable access for disabled people to abseil at Millers dale Bridge.

South East

Eridge Rocks Information Project - A joint project with Sussex Wildlife Trust to produce a publication explaining the botanical and geological features of the Southern Sandstone area.

South West

Volunteer Action Day to remove scrub from certain areas of cliff-top above Ragged Rocks, Durlston Country Park, Swanage

Wales

Coastal Climbing Sites Register - including grid refs., access to the sites, restrictions information etc.

2005 projects

National

Production of Access Focus & Seasonal Restrictions 2005.

Lake District

Production of bird nesting restrictions signs

Peak District

Repair to eroding ground surrounding some of the most popular boulders in the UK at Stanage.

Peak District

Fencing at the Roaches Staffordshire to discourage use of a track through an environmentally sensitive area.

Peak District

Training for local access representative on conservation and ecology subjects.

Peak District

Tree clearance work at Hen Cloud, Staffordshire with the Peak District National Park Authority.

South East

Replacement of anchor placements at High Rocks

South West

GO Wall restoration Project

Wales

Environmental management at Craig Bwlch y Moch, Tremadog.

Yorkshire

Production of the Green Climbing Guide to the Yorkshire Dales

2004 projects

National

Supporting monitoring survey of 1996/7 award scheme paths by British Upland Footpath Trust.

National

Production of Access Focus & Seasonal Restrictions 2004, which covers access issues and details bird nesting restrictions

Lake District

Second stage of Visitor Payback scheme - a ground-breaking initiative in Langdale to get climbers to put more back into rural economies. Implementation of projects.

Peak District

Supporting crag clean up by volunteers

Peak District

Ground erosion repair work at Yarncliffe Edge, a popular venue with groups suffering from wear

Peak District

Partnership project with Peak District National Park Authority to improve a parking area at Stanage Edge.

Scotland

Wild Land leaflet

South East

Production of Southern Sandstone Code of Practice.

South East

Bulls Hollow Restoration Project

South East

Resin repair work on southern sandstone

South West

Fencing and access works above Wintour's Leap to allow routes on GO Wall to be climbed to the top of the crag.

South West

Providing signs giving access and conservation information at the climbing site of Portland.

Wales

Information leaflets for climbers on Range West, Pembroke

2003 projects

National

Production of Access Focus & Seasonal Restrictions 2003, which covers access issues and details bird nesting restrictions. Includes Roll of Honour of ACT supporters.

Lake District

First stage of Visitor Payback Initiative, surveying local needs and scoping potential projects.

Lake District

Provision of signs etc to enable access to Badger Rock, a popular bouldering venue inthe English Lake District.

North Wales

Climbing Huts Information Project

Peak District

Support for a volunteer access representative to attend a botany course.

Peak District

Supporting tree-thinning work at BMC owned and managed Aldery Crag, a mid-grade limestone venue in the Peak District, work carried out by Buxton Mountaineering Club.

Scotland

Research work into the implications of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code for climbers and hill-walkers. Used by MCofS and BMC in consultation responses to SNH.

South East

Resin repair work at Stone Farm on southern sandstone

South East

Work to control ground erosion at Stone Farm crag on southern sandstone.

Wales

Contribution to managing Llangattock

Wales

Providing a belay boulder above the cliffs of Porth-y-Ffynnon, Pembrokeshire.

2002 projects

National

Production of Access Focus & Seasonal Restrictions 2002, which covers access issues and details bird nesting restrictions.

Lake District

Backing debate into need for abseil chains at Sergeant Slab Crag

Lake District

Contribution to good-practice notice boards as part of the International Year of Mountains 2002 celebrations

Scotland

Funding re-print of the UIAA Summit Charter leaflet

Scotland

Funding towards UPAG conference, a gathering of key people in Scotland's path maintenance network.

South East

Resin repair work on southern sandstone

South West

Footpath repair work at Trewavas, Cornwall

Wales

Information signs at Bird Rock (Craig yr Aderyn).

 



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