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New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

New report recommends our national parks actively connect all parts of society

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30/09/2019

The government has published the final report of its recent Landscape review on the current health and role of our national parks and Areas Of Outstanding National Beauty. BMC Access Officer Cath Flitcroft takes an initial look at what this means for climbers and hill walkers.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Changing behaviours access conference 2019

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09/10/2019

This year the BMC access conference on Thursday 14 November will look at how we can influence positive behaviour in the outdoors in order to continue to care for the places we love.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Real3Peaks Challenge: 7 years old

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04/10/2019

The Real3Peaks Challenge, an event that has removed 2.3 tonnes of litter from popular peaks after the busy summer period, is turning seven years old on Saturday 12 October and is going nationwide too! This year, alongside the 'Big 3' peaks, events will also be held at Lochnagar, Cairngorm/Ben Macdui, Bennachie, Ben Lomond, the Isle of Skye, Roseberry Topping, the Roaches, Old Man of Coniston and Pen y Fan. Find out how to join us and help.
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SKILLS

Six ways to pinpoint your location

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30/09/2019

Can you find north and estimate your latitude using the stars? Do you know how to find your location in order to explain it to the Mountain Rescue in an emergency? Do you know how to take a grid reference and a bearing? What communication device could you take with you when going into the hills alone, in case of an emergency outside phone reception? There's something for everyone in this skills article.
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CLUBS

Club snippets

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17/09/2019

Want a quick check on the latest club news? Find it here.
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GENERAL

Participation survey

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10/09/2019

The BMC is researching the participation habits of its members and the wider mountaineering community.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

5 of the best wild swim walks in North Snowdonia

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10/09/2019

The mountains of North Snowdonia overflow with crystal clear rivers and lakes, making it an ideal destination for wild swimming. Here are some of the best places to strip off your human cares and discover whether there really are mental and physical health benefits to be found in ice-cold llyns.
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LATEST WALKING VIDEOS

ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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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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SKILLS

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Water hazards in the mountains

15/12/2011

An extract from the Mountaineering Council of Scotland's 'Water Hazards in the Mountains' DVD.
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SKILLS

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What's in my backpack?

15/12/2011

MCofS Mountain Safety Adviser Heather Morning speaks to TGO magazine about essential equipment for carrying on a journey in the Scottish mountains.
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