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Call for nature's recovery by 2030

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Call for nature's recovery by 2030

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01/03/2021

The Prime Minister has called on world leaders to turn around nature’s decline by 2030. But there’s no commitment in law to do the same here in the UK. The Environment Bill is the last chance to set this right and today sees the launch of a new ‘State of Nature’ campaign.
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How does England’s roadmap for easing Covid restrictions affect climbers and walkers?

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23/02/2021

The government has published its plan on how England will exit lockdown and the restrictions that have limited our activities over the past year. The plan provides a comprehensive roadmap for how life could get back to normal, but what are the key milestones for climbers and walkers?
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Climbing, walking & ash dieback: what do you need to know?

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15/02/2021

Many of the landscapes we visit and value as climbers and walkers are dominated by ash woodland, but a fungal disease – ash dieback – is expected to decimate the population of these trees across Britain. Not only might the landscape change dramatically, but also the rapid decay in affected trees can make them dangerous to anyone walking underneath, not to mention climbers who might have up until now relied on ash trees for runners or belays. This could be a new type of objective danger to many of us, but what do we need to know and how can you assess the risk?
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We still need your help to Save Outdoor Centres

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26/02/2021

We still need your help to Save Outdoor Centres. Did you know that the UK stands to lose over half of its outdoor education centres permanently if immediate Government action is not taken?
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Wales Lockdown Part 3: what it means for climbers and hillwalkers

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19/02/2021

Late on Saturday December 18th, Welsh Government unexpectedly announced that all of Wales would enter an Alert Level 4 Full Lockdown with immediate effect and for an indefinite period. What does this mean for climbers, hill-walkers and mountaineers? Important updates added on 29 January.
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Open Debate: Fixed gear on rock climbs in North Wales

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01/02/2021

If you are interested in playing your part in developing a common, sustainable approach to the use of fixed gear in North Wales, join our online debate on Tuesday 23 February 2021, starting at 6.30 pm.
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Ash dieback: upcoming Peak District road closures

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26/01/2021

The National Trust has announced road closure dates for ash tree removal work in the Peak. If you're lucky enough to be getting out to these places over the next few weeks, take note:
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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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