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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains to repair two iconic Peak District paths

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30/05/2019

Two of the most popular and heavily eroded routes in the Peak District national park are set to be repaired with the help of £175,000 from the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million fundraising appeal.
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SKILLS

Near-miss and incident reporting system goes live

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11/04/2019

The BMC has launched an Incident and Near-miss reporting system for walkers, climbers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC AGM 2019: Reflections and the Future

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04/06/2019

There has been feedback from some Members about both the AGM, and the post-AGM news piece on the BMC website. Some threads on social media have also discussed this and a range of matters have been raised. The Board has taken time to reflect on these and is keen to give some clarification and identify the future direction.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC statement: Wild camping backlash

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04/06/2019

The launch of a new wild camping website with support from Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and two National Parks allowing anyone to ‘book a spot’ in a remote area for a fee and experience ‘wild camping’ was seen in late May 2019. The idea has been met with anger and negativity from across the outdoor community and the website content has since been removed.
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LOCAL AREAS

Upcoming BMC area meeting dates

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01/06/2019

Come along to the next meeting in your area, to discuss the latest issues and get involved in the work of the BMC.
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LOCAL AREAS

Latest online news from the Peak Area: June 2019

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28/05/2019

The June 2019 issue of the BMC Peak Area Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in the region, including details of the next BMC Peak Area Meeting.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Board of Directors: May 2019 meeting summary

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24/05/2019

A scheduled meeting of the Board was held on 8 May (11:00 until 18:00), with a 90-minute follow-up by phone on the evening of 20 May. Ten directors attended the scheduled meeting and nine participated in the follow-up, including all four new directors on both occasions.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Work begins on Ben Vane after Mend Our Mountains hits £100,000 Scotland target

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14/05/2019

Path repairers have already got stuck in to the work of repairing one of Scotland's most popular Munros after Mend Our Mountains succeeded in raising £100,000 for two projects north of the border.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Labour of love: what it takes to be a mountain path repairer

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14/05/2019

Commuting with crampons, hard outdoor labour, and spending 120 hours a week with your colleagues - we speak to a mountain path repairer to find out more about the highs and lows involved in this vital job.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New figures show the huge popularity of hill walking

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18/04/2019

According to new figures, around 2.8 million people regularly go hill walking - making it more 'popular' than football, cricket and rugby put together.
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