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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: Climbing hotspots to avoid in England

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22/05/2020

Since lockdown eased on 13 May, the vast majority of climbers around the country have been doing a fantastic job of spreading out and finding less popular crags to visit. But there are a number of hot spots where Covid-19 related access issues have arisen. These areas are worth treating very sensitively or, ideally, avoiding for the time being to prevent access problems in the future.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Big rockfall at Cheyne Weares, Portland

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27/08/2014

A big rockfall has been reported at the Cheyne Weares area of Portland over the Bank Holiday weekend.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Sea cliffs succumb to super storms

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27/02/2014

Across the UK, the cost of the winter storms is being counted. But the super storms haven't just affected roads and houses - it's bad news for sea-cliff climbers across the UK. We take a look at punished Portland, battered Stackpole and more.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Portland's Olympic clean-up

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17/04/2012

While the BMC is gathering in Yorkshire for the AGM on 28 April, local access rep Neal Heanes and his team in Dorset will be hard at work, clearing rubbish from below the Cheyne Cliff area car park. It’s part of a general clean-up instigated by Dorset County Council in preparation for this summer’s Olympics.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Portland retrobolting proposals: have your say.

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30/08/2007

The next of the BMC's South West Area Open Meetings will be held on Sunday 2nd September at The Miner's Arms, St.Werburghs, Bristol. Everyone is welcome, and we start at 7.30pm
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Portland - Jurassic park

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07/08/2002

Portland - a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a candidate for a European Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and now a World Heritage site. So what does this mean? Is climbing on Portland under threat from these conservation designations? BMC Access Officer and resident geologist Clare Bond investigates.
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