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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: June lockdown changes

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29/05/2020

Following the latest government announcements, some changes are due to be made to lockdown from Monday 1st June. The changes depend on which country you're based in. The BMC access team take a look at what these mean for climbers and hill walkers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: Climbing hotspots to avoid in England

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22/05/2020

Since lockdown eased on 13 May, the vast majority of climbers around the country have been doing a fantastic job of spreading out and finding less popular crags to visit. But there are a number of hot spots where Covid-19 related access issues have arisen. These areas are worth treating very sensitively or, ideally, avoiding for the time being to prevent access problems in the future.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The answers from the BMC Board of Directors

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22/05/2020

You asked and they answered! The BMC invited members to ask questions of the Board of Directors ahead of the virtual AGM. There will be a second opportunity for members to ask questions prior to the AGM, which will be after official notice of the AGM together with supporting documents is sent out.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid and the outdoors: Professor Ian Hall answers your questions

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18/05/2020

There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out all the answers: Is 2m far enough? Is it a good idea to wear a buff in the outdoors? How long does the disease survive on wooden and metal stiles or a rock?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: Do you need to change the way that you climb and walk?

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15/05/2020

As access to the outdoors has changed, climbing and hill walking is now possible in England, and in Wales where travel on foot from home is possible (subject to some mountain areas being closed). But do you need to change the way that you climb and walk with Covid-19? We take a look.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Can I travel to the Lake District to climb or walk?

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14/05/2020

With one of the highest infection rates for Covid-19 in the UK, local people and organisations in the Lakes District are understandably apprehensive about a sudden influx of visitors following the easing of lockdown restrictions in England since 13th May. Here's the latest advice.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Can I go climbing and hill walking in Wales?

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13/05/2020

As lockdown evolves, access to the outdoors is now changing. However, this is still different in England, Wales and Scotland. In Wales, the emphasis and the law is still to stay at home unless you have a “reasonable excuse” to do so, and whether you can go climbing or hill-walking is unclear.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Can I start climbing and hill walking again?

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12/05/2020

As lockdown evolves, access to the outdoors is now changing. However, crucially this is still different in England, Wales and Scotland. Our key message to climbers and hill walkers is to be cautious in your actions, respectful of local communities and extremely vigilant in avoiding transmitting the virus.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lockdown latest: has anything changed for the outdoors?

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12/05/2020

We all want to go climbing and walking in this summer weather. However, the current advice of the BMC access team is still to follow and support the government Covid-19 regulations in order to beat this pandemic. Following the latest announcement, our access team are hard at work to identify which regulations have changed, and how that could affect climbing and hill walking.
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LOCAL AREAS

Virtual BMC area meetings

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11/05/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time ever, BMC local area meetings will be held online via the meeting platform Zoom. Read on to find out how you can attend your local area meeting.
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