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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Government announces proposals for four new protected areas across England

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24/06/2021

Following the Landscapes Review, which was published in September 2019, Government and Natural England have now set out proposals for four new protected areas across England, alongside ambitious plans to examine how more areas could benefit from landscape improvements, and deliver more for people and nature.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers

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19/02/2021

Late on Saturday December 18th, Welsh Government unexpectedly announced that all of Wales would enter an Alert Level 4 Full Lockdown with immediate effect and for an indefinite period. What does this mean for climbers, hill-walkers and mountaineers? Important updates added on 29 January.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What does Wales Lockdown Part Two mean for you?

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20/10/2020

The Welsh Government has announced that all of Wales will enter a "fire-break" lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday October 23, hugely affecting the outdoors community and Welsh climbing centres. Our access team investigates.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Local lockdown in Wales

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14/10/2020

As Covid infection rates rise, the Welsh Government has introduced local lockdowns in parts of Wales. The Welsh lockdowns are more stringent than in England with legally enforceable travel restrictions on residents and visitors. Updated: October 14th.
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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

New proposals: A threat to Welsh National Parks

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30/05/2017

In March, the BMC and other environmental and recreational groups raised concerns about proposals regarding the future of Welsh National Parks. The Welsh Government is debating these proposals on 6 June. Your help is needed to safeguard National Parks in Wales; use your voice to protect the family of National Parks. Please act before 6 June and read on to see how you can help.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh National Parks under threat

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28/03/2017

A new report commissioned by the Welsh Government recommends sweeping changes to the core purpose and governance of National Parks and other protected landscapes in Wales. The Future Landscapes Wales report has raised serious concerns amongst conservation bodies and recreation groups about the very purpose and future protection of these special places.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Outdoor recreation features in Westminster sports strategy meeting

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12/01/2016

The BMC discusses the importance of outdoor recreation in the government's new sport strategy with Tracey Couch MP, the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

BMC backs new government initiative to get people active

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13/02/2014

The UK government, the Mayor of London and Lord Coe, as the Prime Minister’s Olympic and Paralympic Ambassador, have made an important commitment to promoting physical activity across the country as part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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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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