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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Avian flu outbreak: advice for climbers & walkers

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10/01/2017

DEFRA has recently confirmed three cases of avian flu (bird flu) in Lincolnshire, Carmarthenshire and North Yorkshire. But what does this mean for climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Meet the peregrine man

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09/04/2015

Colin Knowles is one of a dedicated team of climbers using their skills and know-how to help with peregrine ringing in the South West. We asked him to tell us more about his work with these elegant falcons, and explain how other conservation-minded climbers can get involved.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing nesting restrictions: explained

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10/03/2015

It’s almost spring and seasonal nesting restrictions are beginning to come into place at crags all over the country. We talk to BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer to find out how that could affect your climbing.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

The lure of the sea

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12/09/2014

Toby Dunn describes the special thrill of climbing on the sea cliffs of Britain.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

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23/04/2014

In your flight to the crags this spring, don’t forget about the birds. For many climbers, spring is the light at the end of the long winter tunnel. But in your rush for the crag, don’t forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Nesting birds: advice for climbers

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10/03/2013

Why do we have nesting restrictions and how do you find out about which crags are affected? BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer takes a look.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Birds: the movie

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08/02/2013

Don’t ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions – the consequences could be owl-ful.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ring ouzels have best year in Peak District

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01/08/2012

Despite the monsoonal summer that has devastated many bird species, the Peak District’s ring ouzels have had their best ever breeding season to buck the trend – with a little help from the climbing public.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Seasonal climbing restrictions in Wales - a reminder!

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05/03/2012

The BMC negotiates and agrees seasonal climbing restrictions to protect nesting birds with a variety of conservation bodies. Climbers have a great reputation for observing these restrictions and this is a reminder that all of this year's seasonal restrictions are now in force.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mowingword - Major Access Gains

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16/08/2011

Mowingword in South Pembrokeshire provides some superb sea-cliff climbing with a wide range of grades but until this year was subject to an annual seasonal restriction. As a result of a review by the Countryside Council for Wales, the National Trust and the BMC, all climbing restrictions on Mowingword have been permanently removed.
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