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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Pembroke: rockfalls, bombs and 2018 briefings.

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24/10/2017

Pembrokeshire, with great sea-cliffs and amazing climbing, standing out proudly into the Irish Sea on the western fringes of Wales has been given a bit of a bit of a battering by recent storms. The army have also left a few dodgy bombs on the coast that are best left well alone and for those seeking the delights of Range West, then read on for the dates the next round of the scintillating Range West briefing dates!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Warning: Storm Ophelia hits Tremadog

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19/10/2017

Storm Ophelia made quite an impact across the west coast of the the British Isles on 17 October and the BMC owned crags at Tremadog didn't escape unscathed. Damage to routes, trees uprooted and even some rockfalls were her legacy.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC calls members to support New Access for Wales

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14/09/2017

Truly radical and exciting proposals for extending and improving access to the outdoors in Wales have been put forward by the Welsh Government in its consultation paper: “Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources”. Read on to see how climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers can support this.
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GUIDEBOOKS

First look: The North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

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16/08/2017

The end of the dark ages is upon us – with the arrival of the new, glossy, and gigantic, North Wales Bouldering Guidebook from Groundup. We snatched it away from the BMC Shop as soon as it arrived to review this epically proportioned tome.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Ogwen Mountaineering Festival 2017

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08/08/2017

The popular Ogwen Mountaineering Festival returns this year to cement its place in the calendar of the outdoor world. Surrounded by the mountain ranges of the Carneddau and Glyderau, it's the perfect setting for such an event! Don't miss this the festival this year on 15-16 September 2017.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: Have your say

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28/06/2017

Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon to most visitors) is possibly the most visited mountain in the world. With nearly half a million climbers and walkers a year visiting its slopes and a tourist train carrying another two hundred thousand visitors to the summit, there are significant management challenges. Snowdonia National Park wants your views on its plans to manage this iconic peak.
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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

Pembroke Range West: Last chance for 2017

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16/01/2017

Brilliant sea cliffs and amazing routes: this what climbing at Pembroke is all about but to get the most out of these stunning sea-cliffs and to climb on the remoter and stunning crags of Range West, some prior planning is essential to avoid nesting birds, tank firing and live bomb training. Read on for the details. The final briefing dates for 2017 are rapidly approaching.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Tremadog rockfall on One Step in The Clouds-updated

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17/03/2016

The substantial and very dangerous loose blocks that posed an imminent threat of a serious and substantial rockfall on the first pitch of the popular route "One Step in the Clouds" at Craig Bwlch y Moch have now been removed however climbers are still warned not to climb the first pitch of this route until the area has cleaned up.
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