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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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend our Mountains crowdfunding is back - and it's bigger than ever

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16/10/2018

It's back. It's bigger. And it's better. We've launched a massive crowdfunding drive for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million. It's your chance to get your hands on incredible rewards, while helping our flagship campaign.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

‘Scottish’ style open access charter for Wales?

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01/11/2013

The Welsh government has announced a review which could fundamentally change the way hill walkers and climbers experience the countryside in Wales, and could even result in an open access charter similar to the Scottish system. We take a look at what this means.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC secures more open access in Wales

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05/07/2013

A ten-year review of CROW access land in Wales gave the BMC the opportunity to lobby for improved access rights to key climbing and walking sites in Wales. Some significant gains in securing access rights to key sites were achieved.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC regrets 'draconian' ban at Ravensdale

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09/04/2013

In 2011, Natural England decided its National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and similar holdings should be legally dedicated for permanent public access. But after instituting a blanket ban on climbing at Ravensdale in the Peak District, how serious is that commitment?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Our access resolutions for the new year

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03/01/2013

The BMC Access team were busier than ever last year influencing policy and fighting for access throughout England and Wales. Check out some of the highlights from 2012 and what we’re planning on your behalf for 2013.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Kinder trespasser honoured with blue plaque

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25/10/2012

The access campaigner Benny Rothman has been honoured with a blue plaque on his former home in Timperley, on the outskirts of south Manchester. Ed Douglas went along to watch the unveiling.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Natural England dedicates nature reserves for access

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12/09/2012

Last year Natural England agreed that all its National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and similar holdings should be legally dedicated for permanent public access unless there were compelling reasons on particular sites not to do so. Now work is underway to make that decision a reality.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales open access map review

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20/07/2012

It's been over a decade since the CRoW Act was passed. For climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, it gave a legal right of access for walking and climbing to land mapped or dedicated as open access. These maps now have to be reviewed. We explain how you can get involved.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Flowers bloom at lucky Horseshoe

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17/07/2012

The suggestion the BMC acquire Horseshoe Quarry in Derbyshire was controversial. The BMC wasn’t about owning property – and what was so special about a scruffy Peak District limestone quarry? Eight years after the deal was signed, Ed Douglas discovers that Horseshoe has changed – for the better.
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