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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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BMC Manifesto: General Election 2017

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22/05/2017

Ahead of the election on 8 June, the BMC is challenging politicians to recognise the huge value of outdoor recreation in their manifestos and policies, while also understanding the need to protect the special qualities of the outdoors for the benefit of all.
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Strathfarrar Estate: access arrangements

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10/05/2017

Are you intending to visit Strathfarrar Estate in the Scottish Highlands? Read on to find out how to access this remote and beautiful area throughout the year, as vehicular access to the estate is subject to seasonal conditions.
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Aldery Cliff: Update on vigilante caretaker

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07/04/2017

Aldery Cliff in the Peak District is one of the eight crags that the BMC owns and manages for climbers. Recently, some substantial cleaning work occurred without BMC permission.
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BMC owned and managed sites

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31/03/2017

The BMC owns or manages the following sites for the benefit of climbers.
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Welsh National Parks under threat

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28/03/2017

A new report commissioned by the Welsh Government recommends sweeping changes to the core purpose and governance of National Parks and other protected landscapes in Wales. The Future Landscapes Wales report has raised serious concerns amongst conservation bodies and recreation groups about the very purpose and future protection of these special places.
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Update: Snowdonia Hydro Developments

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14/02/2017

Following on from the article in Summit, written by Ray Wood, highlighting the issues surrounding the number of Hydro-Electric schemes being built in Snowdonia, there have been a number of significant developments surrounding these proposals.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC conference: We must all work together to protect upland paths

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09/12/2016

It is becoming ever more challenging to look after our upland paths, but hope lies in working together. This was one of the key messages from the BMC conference on upland paths, ‘Mending Our Ways’, attended by more than 90 delegates.
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Hydropower in Snowdonia: a green blessing or a moneymaking blight?

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20/10/2016

Snowdonia's wild rivers and streams are at the centre of a hydropower gold rush. But where is the money going – and is this green energy worth the cost to the Welsh landscape? Ray Wood investigates.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

5 key points: what does the Budget mean for the great outdoors?

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18/03/2016

What did this year's Budget do for the great outdoors? From plans for tunnels under the Peak to a possible relaxation in housing planning; there's a host of changes in this year's Budget with potential ramifications for the outdoors. Read on to find out more.
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