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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Access successes in South West

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31/01/2019

From Lundy to Cheddar, Wintour's Leap to Ebbor Gorge, our access team have been working hard in the South West recently. A number of issues have been resolved, check out this access update for all the details.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Making Cheddar Beddar: the Gorge gets a spruce up

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24/09/2018

30 climbers gathered together to rid Cheddar Gorge of as much of its litter as possible on 15 September, for what is to now become an annual climbers' clean up. The project was organised by two local climbers and long-term Cheddar enthusiasts Tom Powell and Eddy Cool, simply because they wanted to look after the place they love and to display the kindness and gratitude of the climbing community.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC warden guides Royal party on tour of Cheddar

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23/06/2014

It’s not every day you’re invited to meet Royalty and, moreover, get the chance to speak with them about climbing. But that’s exactly what happened to BMC Cheddar Gorge Climbing Warden and activist Martin Crocker earlier this month when Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Cheddar Gorge.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cheddar climbing access: approaching crisis point

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05/06/2014

As eight more groups of climbers are caught climbing in banned areas, Cheddar Gorge access is now approaching crisis point.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cheddar climbing: at risk from thoughtless climbers?

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14/05/2014

Bad news from Cheddar Gorge: a number of climbers have recently been caught climbing in areas outside of the access agreement, or climbing without third-party liability insurance. Thanks to the actions of a few, Cheddar’s future as a climbing destination could be in doubt.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cheddar Gorge: access reminder

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05/12/2013

Climbers are reminded that permission to climb in Cheddar Gorge is subject to climbers abiding by a Code of Conduct, which includes a requirement to be covered by liability insurance, and to adhere to agreed restrictions.
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LOCAL AREAS

Cheddar climbers fly the flag for Diamond Jubilee

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07/06/2012

Headlining Cheddar Gorge's activities to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was a commemorative ascent of Sceptre, the first route climbed on the gorge’s showpiece crag, High Rock.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbers jeopardize access in Cheddar

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26/04/2012

We are now well into the summer climbing season in the Cheddar Gorge and as many climbers will know, some areas and routes are restricted during the summer season due to public safety concerns. With the Gorge walls being so steep and close to the road, the landowners - Cheddar Caves & Gorge, have been concerned for some time about loose rock and dropped climbing equipment hurting members of the public or cars on the road below.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cheddar Climbing Access 2011

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31/03/2011

A summary of the 2011 access arrangements for climbing in Cheddar Gorge.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Open season for Cheddar Gorge South Side crags

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09/09/2010

From 6th September, restricted access to routes on the South Side of Cheddar Gorge was lifted for 2010.
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