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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society

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30/09/2019

The government has published the final report of its recent Landscape review on the current health and role of our national parks and Areas Of Outstanding National Beauty. BMC Access Officer Cath Flitcroft takes an initial look at what this means for climbers and hill walkers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Keep On Rambling and continue campaigning

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09/09/2019

This year is the 70th anniversary of the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, legislation that led to the creation of National Parks, AONBs, National Trails, the definitive map in both England and Wales, and National Nature Reserves across Great Britain.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New members wanted for Peak District & Lake District National Park Authorities

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29/04/2019

Would you like to play a leading role in conserving and enhancing the natural beauty and special qualities of our most treasured landscapes? Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) is inviting applications from individuals to join four National Park Authorities, as Secretary of State Members.
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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

The 4 best places to walk in the new bits of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District

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01/08/2016

Almost 200 new square miles of England became national park today, with the extension of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. We look at some of the best places within the new areas to take a celebratory stroll.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Could corporate sponsorship turn our national parks into outdoor Disneylands?

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05/07/2016

A new company set up to persuade big business to support national parks has been criticised over fears it could lead to ‘Disneyfication’. Should we be worried? In the first of three articles exploring the future of our national parks, Carey Davies takes a look.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Does the fracking u-turn threaten our national parks?

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17/12/2015

MPs have voted to allow fracking beneath Britain’s national parks - but what impact could this have on our most celebrated landscapes? Hanna Lindon talks to Ruth Bradshaw, policy and research manager at the Campaign for National Parks to find out.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The cuts continue: but what does the Spending Review mean for the great outdoors?

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30/11/2015

Last week, the Chancellor set out plans for departmental spending over the next five years. We look at the potential impact on funding for outdoor recreation.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lakes and Dales extensions approved - but will they be further delayed?

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23/10/2015

The BMC has heartily welcomed the decision by environment minister Liz Truss to grant extensions to the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District national parks, but hopes the process of putting them in place is not further delayed by spending decisions.
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