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, 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. The award will return permanently from 2022, as instated by the newly elected BMC President, Andy Syme.


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 can be accessed through this link towards the end of each year. A small assessment panel led by the BMC President Lynn Robinson review the nominations and the award is presented on the occasion of the BMC Annual General Meeting. 

Find out more about the BMC Volunteer Awards

As Europe reopens for travel, BMC Travel Insurance has got you covered for Covid-19.

With the autumn nights drawing in, the clouds gathering and the temps dropping, who isn’t dreaming of heading to hotter rocks?

From 4 October, the European climbing dream has become easier, as Covid-19 travel restrictions have been reduced. To make planning your hot rock trips easier, from 1 September we've added Covid-19 cover into all BMC Travel Insurance policies.



Our new Covid-19 cover includes:

  • £5,000 cancellation cover: if you test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of departure
  • Medical and repatriation: Covid-19 related illness
  • Being denied boarding: if you test positive for Covid-19 prior to your return home

BMC travel insurance comes in five policies: Travel, Trek, Rock, Alpine and Ski and High Altitude. Read more about the Covid-travel FAQs here

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