Hill walking and the BMC

Posted by Tina Gardner on 03/11/2010
Photo: Alex Messenger/BMC

The BMC's membership is made up of approximately 75,000 climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. The majority of our membership participate in hill walking and about 20% of members are purely hill walkers who don't go climbing.

The name British Mountaineering Council may not make it obvious that the BMC works hard for hill walkers - so that's why we've published a new information sheet which gives an overview of the work the BMC carries out for and on behalf of hill walkers. 

The BMC's work for hill walkers includes:

• Campaigning for access and conservation

• Publishing good practice advice and organising training events

• Lobbying government on issues and legislation

• Working with partners locally and nationally, such as the Mountain Safety Forum, National Parks, land managers, conservation organisations and other representative bodies.

• Funding projects to protect the mountain environment

• Providing specialist insurance cover

• Negotiating member discounts with outdoor shops and service providers

Find out more about the BMC's work for hillwalkers - download leaflet here

In addition, you can read an interview with BMC CEO Dave Turnbull who explains the BMC's work and commitment to hill walkers in TGO magazine (issue August 2009). Download the article here



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