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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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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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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

Leave no trace: the Real 3 Peaks Challenge

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28/09/2018

Over the past five years, 2.4 tonnes of litter has been removed from mountains by the Real 3 Peaks Challenge – a deep clean of our popular mountain summits – and this year it’s looking to go even bigger! Find out how you can join the action this October.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Mick the Vic: why you should pitch in for Whernside

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26/09/2018

Yorkshire's ‘Mick the Vic’, a.k.a. the retired Reverend Canon Michael Storey, has been running walking clubs since '57. Since he were a lad, Yorkshire has changed quite a bit. Yorkshire's Mend the Mountains campaign is focusing on Whernside, the highest hill in the Dales and Mick explains why he's rattling a collection tin to encourage folk to pitch in.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Will Agriculture Bill deliver a Green Brexit?

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12/09/2018

Government will today set out how farmers and land managers will in future be paid for “public goods” including public access as the Agriculture Bill is introduced into Parliament.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Respect the Rock: 6 commandments of chalk

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25/07/2018

Enter the church of crag and kneel before the altar of rock. Pay your respects, commit no sacrilege, and always follow the commandments found in the Book of Bouldering.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nicky Spinks becomes the first person to run a double Ramsay Round

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16/07/2018

“After that I relaxed and enjoyed the last 10 hours even though my feet were full of blisters.” At 7.56am on Monday 2 July, Nicky Spinks became the first person to tick off a double Ramsey Round. That's right, she ran the classic British fell running challenge, which takes in 58 miles and 24 peaks including Ben Nevis, twice. It took her 55:56:38. Sarah Stirling interviews.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Trail magazine chips in for Mend Our Mountains

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02/07/2018

Trail magazine have been big supporters of Mend Our Mountains from the start. Now they've stepped up to the plate with a huge £9,000 donation, courtesy of their famous gear sale at Keswick Mountain Festival
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