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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Protect the sandstone - stay away, for now

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10/11/2020

We’re asking all climbers not to climb on the Southern Sandstone crags during Lockdown to help us prevent irreversible damage to the rock. The BMC Access team report.
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We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres

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10/11/2020

We need your help to Save Outdoor Centres. Did you know that the UK stands to lose over half of its outdoor education centres permanently if immediate Government action is not taken?
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What do the Welsh post-lockdown rules mean for climbers and hillwalkers?

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03/11/2020

The First Minister for Wales has announced that the current firebreak lockdown in Wales will end at midnight on Sunday 8 November. What does this mean for climbers and hillwalkers?
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England Lockdown 2: what’s different for climbers and walkers?

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03/11/2020

On Saturday, the Prime Minister announced plans for a second lockdown in England from 5 November. Lockdown 2 is likely to be different in a number of ways to the initial lockdown we saw in March, but how is it expected to affect climbers and walkers? Our access team take a look.
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How do the new local tiers affect hill walking, climbing and mountaineering?

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29/10/2020

In response to the new ‘Local COVID alert levels’ announced by Government on Monday 12 October, our access team has summarised the most recent guidance relevant for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers.
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Horseshoe Butterfly Transect: A Story of Success

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15/10/2020

Finally, some happy news! In a joint venture between BMC and Butterfly Conservation volunteers, Horseshoe Quarry’s butterfly population has – for the first time ever – been monitored over an entire season.
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Horseshoe Quarry's 'Star Trek Wall' gets a facelift thanks to AMI volunteers

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08/10/2020

A group of volunteers from the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) recently spent a weekend carrying out work to replace the old bolts on Star Trek Wall, a short but popular wall with beginners and groups at Horseshoe Quarry, above the ramp overlooking Main Wall.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Coronavirus update – new rule of 6

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06/10/2020

In response to the new ‘rule of six’ announced by Government on Monday 14 September, the BMC has summarised the most recent guidance and will try to keep this updated as soon as new information or changes are made available.
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Take care around cows: warning for walkers

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28/09/2020

Each year there are reports of people who have been attacked, or even trampled to death, by cows whilst out walking or approaching crags. In 2014, BMC member Simon Coldrick was badly injured after a cow attacked him as he led a fell race on the edge of Sheffield.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC calls for immediate end to the illegal killing of birds of prey

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04/09/2020

Unregulated driven grouse moor shooting results in the illegal killing of birds of prey, the persecution of mountain hares, and the damage to upland peatland habitats is contributing to climate change. Now, the BMC wants to see driven grouse shooting regulated and for government to strengthen and enforce legislation to stop the illegal killing of raptors.
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