Dave Bishop: 1938-2018

Posted by Rob Dyer on 20/12/2018
Dave out on the Staffordshire gritstone he loved
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We are sad to announce that BMC access volunteer, friend and all round hero Dave “Bish” Bishop passed away suddenly following a heart attack on 4 December.

Dave was an incredible guy, passionate about access, conservation and the right to roam, not to mention having an encyclopaedic knowledge of the crags, hills and personalities of Staffordshire Gritstone. Dave had an incredible attitude to the outdoors in general and was a strong believer in countryside access for all whilst recognising that looking after the environment was an important part that climbers and walkers could and should play.

He was involved with the BMC’s access work for many years, originally being recruited by Kath Pyke as the Western Gritstone Access Rep for the Peak Area. Subsequently he sat on both the Access, Conservation & Environment Group as well as serving as a long-time trustee of the Access & Conservation Trust.

Helping others was in his DNA and Dave was presented with the BMC’s George Band Award in 2012 alongside Henry Folkard in recognition of their exceptional voluntary contribution to the BMC’s access work.

READ: Access veterans honoured with George Band Award

Dave’s insight, humour and unique take on life will be sorely missed by the BMC and all that have had the privilege to know him. He is survived by his wife Linda and son’s Jack and Sam.


The Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC's charity  the BMC Access & Conservation Trust  promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.

READ: More about the recent work of ACT

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