The Lord Greaves Award

The Lord Greaves Award for voluntary contribution to BMC Access and Conservation work, recognises those who have worked tirelessly to promote access to and protection for the countryside we all love.

Following the death of BMC Patron, Lord Tony Greaves in March 2021, President at the time Lynn Robinson proposed a new volunteer award, the Lord Greaves Award for Voluntary Contribution to BMC Access and Conservation work. As Lord Greaves was instrumental in securing the passage of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill through Parliament, this award serves as a lasting legacy for all the access work he did on behalf of the BMC. 


Lord Greaves Award Recipients 

Read the following reports to find out more about the achievements of previous award winners:

2021 Louise Hawson Read report


Nomination process

BMC members can nominate a volunteer for the award. A nomination form is made available on the BMC website towards the end of each year. A small assessment panel led by the BMC President is the awarding body, and the award is presented on the occasion of the BMC Annual General Meeting.

Find out more about the BMC Volunteer Awards

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