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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill walking symposium aims to inspire volunteers - programme now available

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01/11/2018

Are you a hill walker wanting to get more involved with the BMC? Are you passionate about big issues affecting the hills and mountains, like litter, erosion, open access or rewilding? Then come along to the BMC Hill Walking Symposium - there are a few places still available.
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Crowdfunding push and EOCA success takes Mend Our Mountains up to £520,000

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30/10/2018

After an £118,500 crowdfunding push and success in a Europe-wide conservation award, the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal to raise funds for path repair and combat erosion across Britain has climbed past half a million pounds in total, with some of its biggest projects well on the way to being funded.
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Is the secret of the Welsh slate quarries finally out?

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How does that affect climbers and walkers?
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A brief history of the Welsh slate quarries

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all around the world, literally roofing the Industrial Revolution. Then the industry largely collapsed, leaving behind prescient apocalyptic wonderlands for outdoor-lovers to explore. The second-largest of these quarries, Dinorwig, has in particular become a climbers' paradise. But where did it all begin, and when did the climbers move in?
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Climb-it Change: 10 tips to mitigate it

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07/11/2018

The current outlook for climate change appears extremely serious with the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2018 report showing that urgent action is required now to stop some of its worst effects which may be on the doorstep much earlier than expected, potentially only 11-20 years away.
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Sir Chris Bonington calls for injection of idealism into National Parks

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19/10/2018

With the end of the ambitious £150,000 Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding drive approaching, Sir Chris Bonington has described National Parks as an “essential part of who we are” and called for us all to take responsibility for looking after them.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Final Push: Last chance to donate to Mend Our Mountains on Crowdfunder

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17/10/2018

We’ve raised over £80,000 in the last five weeks, and with donations surging we are getting closer to our big target of £150,000. But there’s less than four days left. Why should you donate to Mend Our Mountains? Let’s find out.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend our Mountains crowdfunding is back - and it's bigger than ever

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16/10/2018

It's back. It's bigger. And it's better. We've launched a massive crowdfunding drive for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. It's your chance to get your hands on incredible rewards, while helping our flagship campaign.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Your votes needed: help a Mend Our Mountains project win €30,000 with just three clicks

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16/10/2018

Three Mend Our Mountains-supported projects are part of a public vote to win €30,000. Please spare a few seconds to vote for your favourite.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Special Sandstone Open Meeting – Isolated Buttress access outcome

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10/10/2018

A special Sandstone Open Meeting was held on Sunday 7th October to discuss future access to the Isolated Buttress at Harrison's Rocks.
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