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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Government publish response on future of our National Parks

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17/01/2022

Early plans to safeguard England's national parks and AONBs for future generations have now been published by the government. Increased access to nature is among the aims set out in the new plans.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Campaign for National Parks calls for greater action to protect peatlands

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25/11/2021

Much greater priority should be given to the restoration and rewetting of peatlands with the aim of bringing all peatland into good condition or restoration management by 2030 at the latest.
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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

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

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

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

How has the Yorkshire Dales National Park responded to budget cuts?

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16/04/2015

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has seen its budget cut by 40% cut in real terms. Come and hear about what this could mean for outdoor enthusiasts and more at the upcoming BMC Yorkshire Area Meeting on April 20.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Land sell offs: the end of national parks as we know them?

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25/02/2015

Land sell-offs in English national parks have caused widespread public concern, including a petition with 75,000 signatures and counting. But do they mean the end of national parks as we know them? We take a look at the broader issues behind the sale of places like Stickle Tarn.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Press release: Snowdon isn't working, says BMC

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15/08/2014

A well-funded, long-sighted strategy to tackle the problems and risks caused by booming numbers of visitors on Snowdon is needed, says the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

National parks: people and landscape before gin palaces

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26/02/2014

A proposed relaxation of planning laws could destroy irreplaceable landscapes in national parks and other protected areas. A debate by MPs revealed grounds for cautious optimism, reports Carey Davies - but we're not out of the woods yet.
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