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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh mountains, waterfalls and coasts close

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01/04/2020

Due to Wales' devolved power to manage its own countryside access, the coronavirus lockdown has unfolded a little differently there than in England and Scotland. Following 'The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020', which came into force on 26 March, many of Snowdonia's mountains are now closed, even to locals, as is much of Pembrokeshire's coastal path; likewise for many peaks and the whole of Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beacons.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020 Report

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31/03/2020

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. But you probably already knew that, especially if you joined us on the Geology Walk led by Stephen Mott at the BMC HIll Walking Event 2020.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales access update: March 2020

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10/03/2020

In advance of the March BMC area meetings, access and conservation officer for Wales, Elfyn Jones provides an update on recent work and developments in Wales.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Partnerships update: Organisational Development Group

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13/02/2020

After being appointed the new BMC partnerships manager, Rob Bishop has been hard at work reviewing current partnerships and scoping out new ones. Let's hear what he's been up to so far:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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28/10/2019

There are still a few places remaining - this year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Behind the scenes: access and conservation

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23/08/2019

Continuing our look at the work of BMC volunteers supporting our specialist committees. Access and conservation is considered by many members to be the most important area of BMC work, and the Access Management Group (AMG) sets the overall direction for the organisation’s access, conservation and environment work.
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GENERAL

The BMC and hill walking: position update

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02/08/2019

The BMC has a broad remit as the representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. Here’s a snapshot of our work for walkers over the years and a look ahead at what the future might hold.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC campaign wins open access to the Welsh coast

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11/04/2019

In a big win for a key part of a long-running BMC campaign to improve access in Wales, walkers and climbers should be able to freely access coastal areas and sea cliffs as a part of a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC seeks dedicated volunteer to head review of specialist areas

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28/03/2019

Help us build a better BMC. We are currently recruiting for a key role to lead a small group of volunteers to conduct a review of the BMC's specialist areas. The ideal candidate will have chairing and organisational skills, be a high-level communicator, be great at working with others, and have experience of at least one of the BMC's specialist areas.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Castle Rock comes tumbling down

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26/11/2018

The long wait is over: at 2pm today the big block on Castle Rock in the Lake District finally detached from the crag and fell onto the scree slope below. Climbers are warned to continue to stay away – the remaining face is loose and rock is still falling off.
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