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e-Newsletter April 2015
Welcome

As the war of words between parties intensifies, help us to ensure that all general election candidates recognise the huge value of outdoor recreation in their manifestos and policies.

We’ve picked six of the best UK film set walks, so that you can follow in the footsteps of your on-screen heroes and enjoy a cracking hill walk at the same time.

Enter our Instagram photo-competition and you could win a climbing session with top climbers and BMC ambassadors Shauna Coxsey, Hazel Findlay, Fran Brown or Molly Thompson-Smith.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
May 2015: Let’s make this the Outdoor Election
There are huge benefits to getting outdoors for the health, wealth and happiness of the nation - but are politicians listening? With the election looming, we are launching a campaign to make 2015 the ‘Outdoor Election.’
How to scramble: Jack's Rake
Jack’s Rake is a popular Grade 1 scramble in the Lake District – but it’s by no means an easy proposition. We look at the skills you’ll need to tackle this classic route.
Lights, camera, adventure! Six of the best film set walks
Why pay through the nose to visit the sets of your favourite films when you can stroll right through them for free? Here’s our pick of the UK’s top mountainous movie locations.
Why the threat to Scotland's mountains could be bigger than you think
Do mountain-lovers in the rest of the UK realise how quickly Scotland's wild land is disappearing? With a windfarm the size of Perth possibly about to be built next to the Cairngorms, we spoke to David Gibson, head of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, about what his organisation is doing to stand up for the mountains.
Five reasons why you need BMC Travel Insurance
Planning an adventure? Remember to pack BMC Travel Insurance. We’ve got you covered: from bouldering in France to trekking in India, sport climbing in Thailand to new routes in the Himalaya. Here are five reasons why BMC Travel Insurance is built for the mountains.
This Girl Can: Instagram
Check out the photos entered into our This Girl Can Instagram competition.
7 skills you need to climb outside
Want to start climbing outside this spring, or need to brush up your skills after a long winter on plastic? Get a head start with BMC TV.
Special ticket price for BMC members at the Keswick Mountain Festival 2015
Keswick Mountain Festival is back for 2015 and giving you the chance to create your ultimate outdoors weekend - outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events, plus camping and live music to end after a fun-filled day.
Stay cool at the crag this summer with the new BMC trad tee-shirts
Spring is definitely in the air this week, and that's got us looking forward to summer - so our sell-out summer trad tees are back. Pre-order yours from the BMC shop now!
BMC Equity Symposium 2015: Developing Outdoor Leadership
The second BMC Equity Symposium aims to empower people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to become outdoor leaders. Book now to take part in this important event based in the Peak District, on 15 to 17 May.
Get ready to tackle ticks
With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks; what they are, where they live, the diseases they can carry, and how to minimise your risk of infection.
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