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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC campaign wins open access to the Welsh coast

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11/04/2019

In a big win for a key part of a long-running BMC campaign to improve access in Wales, walkers and climbers should be able to freely access coastal areas and sea cliffs as a part of a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.
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COMPETITIONS

Report: Welsh Climbing Championships 2019

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11/02/2019

An army of welsh warriors gathered this weekend to see who would be crowned the Welsh Climbing Champion of 2019. It sounds grim, but in reality it was an epic weekend of friendly competition, with lots of smiles and support from all involved. Read the report to find out the results.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: 2018 success and 2019 Range West

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07/01/2019

Climbers and wildlife both had a great year at Pembrokeshire in 2018. With some great ascents, a successful bird and seal breeding year and climbers sticking to the agreed restrictions, it was a "win-win" for all! Read on also for details of the 2019 Range West access briefings.
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INTERNATIONAL

Welsh trad climbing: join the BMC International Meet 2019

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04/12/2018

Connect with international friends, climb with like-minded people, go wild over Welsh trad: the BMC International Meet 2019 is returning to North Wales.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is the secret of the Welsh slate quarries finally out?

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How does that affect climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

A brief history of the Welsh slate quarries

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all around the world, literally roofing the Industrial Revolution. Then the industry largely collapsed, leaving behind prescient apocalyptic wonderlands for outdoor-lovers to explore. The second-largest of these quarries, Dinorwig, has in particular become a climbers' paradise. But where did it all begin, and when did the climbers move in?
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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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COMPETITIONS

Welsh Climbing Championships

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30/04/2018

The BMC Welsh Lead Climbing Championships (Lead Cup Round 2) is being held at Rock UK Summit Centre, Merthyr Tydfil on Saturday 9 June.
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LOCAL AREAS

Latest online news from Wales: April 2018

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10/04/2018

The April 2018 issue of the BMC Cymru Wales Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in Wales, including details of the next round of area meetings.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Celebrate Tremfest 2018: the climbing, gardening festival

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28/03/2018

It's back! Yes, once again it's time for the jamboree that is TremFest 2018. This festival is your chance to give something back to the crags you derive so much enjoyment from, when work and play combine to celebrate all that is good about Tremadog – 21-22 April, put it in your diary!
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