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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Casting your vote for access and the environment: Senedd Elections 2021

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05/05/2021

Following a Welsh election hustings last week where commitments to access and the environment were made by candidates, we took the time to review the Manifestos of the major Welsh parties. How do their ambitions stack up? What are they promising to deliver during the next five years and beyond? Remember to cast your vote on May the 6th!
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CYMRU

BMC Cymru Access and the Environment Hustings

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22/04/2021

The BMC Cymru Access and the Environment Hustings will be an opportunity to put questions to candidates from the three largest Welsh parties in the upcoming May 6th elections.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

MOD urges public to Respect the Range

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31/03/2021

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), the part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) which manages military land have launched their public safety campaign, Respect The Range, urging the public to stay safe when accessing military training areas.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Farewell to BMC Patron Lord Greaves

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29/03/2021

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to BMC Patron Lord Tony Greaves, one of the our staunchest advocates and a huge loss to not only the BMC but the whole outdoor community.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

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23/03/2021

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

Law of Trespass could change

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18/01/2021

Along with several other organisations, the BMC has written to the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and DEFRA to share our grave concerns about the Government’s proposals to make trespass a criminal, instead of a civil, offence. This could have the potential to change how people access and enjoy the countryside and green spaces.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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15/01/2021

Proposals to make ordinary trespass a criminal offence have alarmed outdoor groups, including the BMC. Ahead of a debate in Parliament on the issue and the possibility of Government publishing the Police Powers and Protections Bill, Ed Douglas calls for the Government to think again.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Lakes disabilities activity centre faces closure

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08/01/2021

The Lake District Charity Calvert Trust faces closure if gaps in funding are not bridged, reports Hannah Mitchell. Find out about the important work the trust does for visitors with disabilities and how you can help.
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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

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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