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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales access update: March 2020

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10/03/2020

In advance of the March BMC area meetings, access and conservation officer for Wales, Elfyn Jones provides an update on recent work and developments in Wales.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Area Chair's Report - BMC Cymru (Gogledd): March 2020

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01/03/2020

In advance of the March BMC area meetings, Cymru North Wales Chair Tim Jepson shares his thoughts on the future of the BMC in Wales, international standards, and the challenges of climate change.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Castle Inn: free training for group leaders

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10/09/2018

BMC and Mountain Training Association Workshop Castle Inn Quarry: Best Practice for Groups. Do you take or lead groups climbing at Castle Inn Quarry? Do you know access to this venue could be in jeopardy due to over-use and behaviour issues? Do you want to know how to avoid these issues and protect access to this super convenient venue? Remember “Groups” include student groups, climbing clubs as well as organised schools, outdoor centres and instructor led groups! Read on for the details.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog

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19/10/2017

Storm Ophelia made quite an impact across the west coast of the the British Isles on 17 October and the BMC owned crags at Tremadog didn't escape unscathed. Damage to routes, trees uprooted and even some rockfalls were her legacy.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: Have your say

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28/06/2017

Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon to most visitors) is possibly the most visited mountain in the world. With nearly half a million climbers and walkers a year visiting its slopes and a tourist train carrying another two hundred thousand visitors to the summit, there are significant management challenges. Snowdonia National Park wants your views on its plans to manage this iconic peak.
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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

Tremadog rockfall on One Step in The Clouds-updated

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17/03/2016

The substantial and very dangerous loose blocks that posed an imminent threat of a serious and substantial rockfall on the first pitch of the popular route "One Step in the Clouds" at Craig Bwlch y Moch have now been removed however climbers are still warned not to climb the first pitch of this route until the area has cleaned up.
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BMC ORGANISATION

Kate Worthington on her new role as chair of BMC Cymru

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13/01/2016

It's hard to put a label on the newly appointed chair of BMC Cymru, Kate Worthington. But as she runs her own outdoors company and is actively involved in mountain-related clean-up initiatives, such as the Real Three Peaks Challenge, there's no question that her interests and values are entrenched in the outdoors. Read on to find out more about her plans for Wales.
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