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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbers and National Trust work together to re-vitalise Brimham Rocks

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01/10/2018

BMC volunteer and uber-keen Yorkshire climber Paul Clarke recently raised the issue of trees encroaching on a number of buttresses and boulders at Brimham Rocks with the BMC access team. Thanks to his great local knowledge and enthusiasm, not to mention invaluable help from the National Trust ranger team who manage the site, a climber's work day took place last weekend to open up some of the climbing areas. Paul reports below on what happened on the (very successful!) day...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ash fungus: latest news

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17/12/2012

As the number of sites infected with ash die-back doubles to 291 in just a month, researchers are trying to beat the disease by 'crowd sourcing' the scientific community to analyse the genes of the fungus that causes it. But has the government already given up the fight?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Qualified welcome for forestry report

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04/07/2012

The BMC welcomes the publication of the Independent Panel on Forestry report and its recommendations to enhance public access – but argues these don’t go far enough in securing access for climbers and hill walkers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Harrisons Rocks Woodland Management Plan

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15/12/2010

The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) have recently acquired the Harrison's Rocks site and now wish to develop the woodland, both to enhance the environment, regenerate the woodland and improve the condition of the rock face.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The final Tremadog Festival: The best yet?

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26/04/2010

All the years of work and planning have paid off for the volunteers and climbers who have put time and effort into the restoration over the last four years.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

TremFest rocks up this weekend

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22/04/2010

The annual restoration and celebration of Craig Bwlch y Moch takes place on Saturday 24 April. The aim of this gathering is to trim spring growth from the routes, and have some fun along the way.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Cratcliffe reappears!

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01/04/2010

Famous south Peak gritstone venue emerges from the trees as BMC funded woodland management work completed.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Beware of falling trees at Cratcliffe!

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11/03/2010

The BMC has arranged for a local tree surgeon to undertake some work at Cratcliffe Tor this weekend (13 & 14 March).
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

North West summer newsletter 2009

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14/07/2009

The gates of The Mighty Hoghton have swung open for the summer...now might be a good time to go for a look.
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