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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Right to Roam: CROW Act turns 20

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30/11/2020

Happy birthday to the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act! It's been 20 years of being able to legally enjoy a stroll across open access land, up open access hills and mountains and into open country moor, heath and down. But how did this come about and are we satisfied with current access levels? Read on for a bit of history and let us know your thoughts by taking the survey linked at the end.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

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12/11/2020

During these times of climbing and hill-walking lockdown, our dedicated team of staff has been giving weekly access updates and responding to your questions through a series of live Q&As on our Facebook page. Missed them at the time? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the answers here:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

No Moor BBQs and BMC Access Officer nominated for TGO Awards

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23/10/2020

For the 2020 TGO Reader awards, BMC environmental campaign #NoMoorBBQs has been nominated for Campaign of the Year and our very own conservation champion behind it, Dr Catherine Flitcroft, has been recognised for her grand efforts as a nominee for the Extra Mile Award.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Horseshoe Butterfly Transect: A Story of Success

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15/10/2020

Finally, some happy news! In a joint venture between BMC and Butterfly Conservation volunteers, Horseshoe Quarry’s butterfly population has – for the first time ever – been monitored over an entire season.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Coronavirus update – new rule of 6

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06/10/2020

In response to the new ‘rule of six’ announced by Government on Monday 14 September, the BMC has summarised the most recent guidance and will try to keep this updated as soon as new information or changes are made available.
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Welsh restrictions lifting: what's different for the outdoors?

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24/06/2020

In Wales, while all forms of outdoor activities are now permitted, travel restrictions continue to remain in place until July 6th. But what's set to change after that?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lockdown Wales: Stay Local

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01/06/2020

Wales has different regulations to England in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and consequently, the rules on travel, exercise and where we can go and who we can climb with, are quite different to those on the English side of the border. The regulations and guidance in Wales were changed on Monday June 1st. Read on to see the current situation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

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19/05/2020

If you're heading out to the crags, don’t forget about the birds. With Covid-19 restrictions lifting in some areas, don't forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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