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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

BMC launches H2O Campaign at ShAFF

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27/03/2019

The BMC launched its new campaign Hills 2 Oceans (H2O) at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) to help encourage the nation to remove as much litter and plastic from our hills, mountains and crags as possible so it doesn’t end up in our oceans.
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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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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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