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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Five things we learned from rebolting Horseshoe

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08/11/2017

The mammoth project of re-equipping the routes on BMC land at Horseshoe Quarry has just finished. With a huge number of bolts replaced, loose rock removed and funds raised by you lovely lot, we’ve hopefully improved the experience for visitors to this ever popular sport crag. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated to the Horseshoe Heroes crowdfunder – we couldn’t have done it without you!
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We did it! £16,200 pledged for Horseshoe Heroes

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11/10/2017

A huge thank you to all the Horseshoe Heroes that pledged to the BMC Crowdfunder campaign to help make the quarry a safer place to climb. Over £16,000 was pledged by more than 500 Horseshoe Heroes: it was awesome to see the level of support from everybody!
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Horseshoe rebolting project kicks off

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15/08/2017

Our re-bolting project at Horseshoe Quarry is up and running this week with rope access contractors likely to be on site until the end of September. The project will be removing the existing bolts on the BMC owned part of the crag and replacing them with new, high quality and long lasting stainless steel glue in’s.
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BMC owned and managed sites

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31/03/2017

The BMC owns or manages the following sites for the benefit of climbers.
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Redevelopment of Horseshoe Quarry: have your say

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01/04/2015

Today marks the start of a consultation exercise on the redevelopment of Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District.
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BMC helps with badger vaccination programme in Derbyshire

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29/09/2014

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has teamed up with the BMC to vaccinate badgers at Horseshoe Quarry as part of a project to use vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (TB) as an alternative to badger culling.
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Ash-dieback: advice to walkers and climbers

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09/11/2012

The arrival of the fungus chalara fraxinea in Britain has cast a shadow over the future of one of Britain’s iconic tree species. Climbers and hill walkers can play their part in spotting the disease, but, as Ed Douglas reports, the government’s best scientific advice suggests access restrictions won’t help.
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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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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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Horseshoe Conservation Day

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22/11/2011

Saturday 15th October saw the inaugural Horseshoe Crag Care Day. A motley band of volunteers descended on Stoney Middleton quarry, armed with a pretty comprehensive list of tasks.
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