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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Horseshoe re-bolting project kicks off

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15/08/2017

Our re-bolting project at Horseshoe Quarry is up and running this week with rope access contractors likely to be on site until the end of September. The project will be removing the existing bolts on the BMC owned part of the crag and replacing them with new, high quality and long lasting stainless steel glue in’s.
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Stalking and walking: Don't get shot in Scotland!

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10/08/2017

Off to the highlands for a summer hike? Well, don't get shot! Walkers planning trips in Scotland should be forewarned about deer stalking season and avoid conflicts with stalkers by checking the relaunched web-based service: Heading for the Scottish Hills.
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Lake District UNESCO status: hill walkers and climbers react

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18/07/2017

The recent awarding of world heritage site status to the Lake District has reignited debates about how England’s most prized mountain landscape should best be cared for. What do hill walkers, climbers and BMC volunteers think?
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Peak District: walkers learn more about one of the UK's biggest natural restoration schemes

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13/07/2017

The wild moorland landscape at the heart of England is changing - but not everyone understands how or why. A recent walk jointly organised by the BMC and Moors for the Future gave walkers and climbers a chance to find out more.
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Why your donations to a spectacular Dartmoor path went further than expected

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07/07/2017

A three year effort to fix a remote and spectacular moorland bridleway on Dartmoor has been given a boost over the finishing line – after a £8,500 donation from the BMC’s Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding campaign ‘grew’ to £27,000.
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New poll finds majority of Scots back wild land protection

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07/07/2017

The Scottish public has voted for continued protection of Wild Land Areas by a colossal 16 to 1 majority, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by the John Muir Trust.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Armathwaite tree clearance gives crag a new lease of life

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05/07/2017

Ron Kenyon (BMC access rep for the Eden Valley) has recently helped organise some tree clearance at Armathwaite in partnership with the Forestry Commission to help open up the crag and improve its climbing. Here he gives us a brief look into the crag's history and details of the work that has just taken place...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: Have your say

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28/06/2017

Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon to most visitors) is possibly the most visited mountain in the world. With nearly half a million climbers and walkers a year visiting its slopes and a tourist train carrying another two hundred thousand visitors to the summit, there are significant management challenges. Snowdonia National Park wants your views on its plans to manage this iconic peak.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Protect the rock: Read our updated Sandstone Code of Practice

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21/06/2017

How to protect Southern Sandstone while enjoying its unique, esoteric climbing. We've just launched a newly updated booklet giving advice on how to minimise your impact whilst climbing on Southern Sandstone.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

ACCESS NEWS: issues at Malham, Kilnsey

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20/06/2017

Malham has been experiencing its usual seasonal surge in popularity over the last few months and we’re now entering the most popular time of year for Kilnsey. Unfortunately, poor parking and thoughtless behaviour by a small number of climbers could result in access problems for everyone.
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