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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

No Moor BBQs: Help us extinguish disposable BBQs

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04/08/2020

Each year, moorland fires have a devastating effect on wildlife, livestock and people, and can often destroy the underlying peat that is crucial in our fight against climate change. Worldwide, peatland contains more than 550 gigatonnes of carbon, twice as much carbon as all of the world’s forests.
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Snowdon: new parking restrictions

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23/07/2020

Following chaotic parking scenes in the Llanberis Pass over the last weekend, when over 500 cars were parked illegally at Pen y Pass, blocking one of the main roads through Snowdonia for several hours, the National Park and North Wales Police have issued this statement with new traffic management and restricted parking in place from July 25th.
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Temporary restriction of climbing at Eridge Rocks

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16/07/2020

The huge increase in climbers at Eridge Rocks since lockdown lifted has resulted in rapid wear to the fragile sandstone the makes up the crag. Unfortunately, this has now reached a tipping point where a temporary restriction is needed to give the crag a chance to recover before irreparable damage is caused. Read on to find out more about why this restriction is needed…
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Save moor this summer

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03/07/2020

This summer, all BMC UK travel insurance policies include a 15% donation to The Climate Project: our new project to help combat climate change.
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Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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Covid-19: expert answers to outdoor questions

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02/07/2020

What's the right social distance? Where might local lockdowns be imposed? Will there be a second wave? Should you wear a mask outdoors? As lockdown eases, we ask Professor Ian Hall for the answers from an outdoor perspective. Ian is Director of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, a keen climber and a BMC member.
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Bolting Skills: new BMC TV film series

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28/06/2020

Ever wondered about the dark art of bolting? In association with the Cumbria Bolt Fund and Association of Mountain Instructors, BMC TV presents it's latest film series: bolting skills. So whether you're looking to brush up on your knowledge or are fascinated to find out how it's done, have a watch and learn - it's real drilling!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lockdown Litter Picking

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24/06/2020

Following the easing of lockdown, thousands of people have been heading to our hills, beaches, open spaces and crags which has led to widespread littering of some of our most treasured areas. We are encouraging our members and the wider public to help remove as much of this litter as possible before it ends up in our oceans.
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Wild fires - how can you help?

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29/05/2020

Throughout lockdown, the weather has been hot and dry. This is great news now that we can start to get outdoors, but there's a flip side: high fire risk. What can you do to help?
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Covid and the outdoors: Professor Ian Hall answers your questions

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18/05/2020

There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out all the answers: Is 2m far enough? Is it a good idea to wear a buff in the outdoors? How long does the disease survive on wooden and metal stiles or a rock?
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