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Have your say on the future of our National Parks and AONBs in England

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Have your say on the future of our National Parks and AONBs in England

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04/12/2018

The Landscapes Review of designated landscapes (as outlined in Defra's 25 Year Environment Plan) was launched in May this year and an independent panel was set up to try and find out what the public think works well and what could be improved in England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
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Freeze forecast: live Lake District winter conditions monitoring

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28/11/2018

Did you know that you can check the winter conditions in the Lake District from anywhere? There are live monitoring systems on Great End - one of the most reliable Lakes winter crags, and another on Helvellyn - an incredibly popular but also botanically sensitive winter venue.
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Introducing Connor Hearson, youngest person to free the Nose, and Dad Jim

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04/12/2018

Yosemite climbing has come a long way since 1958, when the first ascent of the Nose was established over 47 days of aid-climbing. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first free ascent of the Nose – achieved by Lynn Hill in ’93 (“It goes, boys!”) – and a new record has just been set. Connor Herson has, at 15, become the youngest person to free-climb the route. According to his Dad, “Most importantly, no days of school were missed in the sending of this route!” Connor climbed it over three days starting on November 17.
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Hill Walking Symposium: freedom, adventure, environment and community

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28/11/2018

Greater access freedoms, richer landscapes, and a more vibrant, engaged and adventurous outdoor community. This is the inspiring vision which emerged after 50 people converged on the Peak District last weekend for the first ever BMC Hill Walking Symposium.
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BMC Festive Hamper - 24 hours to go!

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28/11/2018

This festive season, the BMC is offering you the chance to win something from our 'Hamper' - a massive raffle competition that is our largest gear giveaway ever. With over 150 individual items, 50 guaranteed winners and more than £2,500 worth of prizes, it's not one to be missed.
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Spend it better this Christmas: save on cards and give to Mend Our Mountains

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27/11/2018

Britons send around 800 million Christmas cards ever year. This year we are encouraging supporters to save paper and postage and donate towards Mend Our Mountains instead. Here's how you can get free digital cards to help us spread the word.
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Castle Rock comes tumbling down

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26/11/2018

The long wait is over: at 2pm today the big block on Castle Rock in the Lake District finally detached from the crag and fell onto the scree slope below. Climbers are warned to continue to stay away – the remaining face is loose and rock is still falling off.
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LATEST ACCESS & CONSERVATION VIDEOS

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One dog and his man

22/05/2013

While dogs might make us think about waggy tails and man’s best friend, some pooches can wreak havoc in the countryside both for natural inhabitants and other climbers. Let this film remind you of the need to make sure your dog is behaving himself. Good boy!
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Climbing Information Films: Birds

08/02/2013

Don't ruffle feathers by ignoring climbing restrictions this spring. The consequences could be owl-ful. Find out about latest crag access at thebmc.co.uk/rad or download our new android app at thebmc.co.uk/androidrad.
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Winter Climbing: Conditions Apply

03/01/2013

A day out winter climbing in the Lakes with BMC Access & Conservation Officer Rob Dyer, discussing how to identify good winter conditions and minimise our impact whilst winter climbing.
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Rob Dyer

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Access & Conservation Officer (England)
Elfyn Jones

BMC staff

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2727/11/2018Dennis Gray lecture – A History of Climbing in West Yorkshire
Leeds Central Library
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Newcastle Climbing Centre
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808/12/2018BMC London & SE Area Hill Walk – Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill
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909/12/2018West Bromwich MC coach meet – Abergavenny (open invitation to BMC members)
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