Latest online news from the Peak Area: January 2019

Posted by Tony Ryan on 16/01/2019
Inspecting the repaired Ringing Roger path above Edale. Photo: Austin Knott.

The January 2019 issue of the BMC Peak Area Newsletter is now online, keeping you informed about what’s happening in the region, including details of the next BMC Peak Area Meeting.

In this issue: 

  • The latest access and conservation news from Louise Hawson and Henry Folkard;
  • Dave Parry describes recent derring-do activities and explorations on Peak rock;
  • James Jacobs provides a Peak Bolt Fund update;
  • Area hill walking reps Peter Judd and Austin Knott look back on a successful first-ever BMC hill walking symposium; and
  • A progress report from Luke Barley on National Trust projects in the national park.

Download the January 2019 BMC Peak Area Newsletter

The Peak Area Newsletter is produced by John Coefield and Dave Parry. If you’d like to contribute an article to a future newsletter, contact the editors

Peak Area Meeting: 23 January

The next Peak Area Meeting will be on Wednesday 23 January 2019, starting at 7.30pm (food from 6.30), at The Maynard, Grindleford, S32 2HE.

Area meetings are run by volunteers and provide an opportunity for you to discuss issues and influence decisions affecting climbers and walkers locally and nationally, and to meet like-minded people and enjoy a sociable night out.

Guest speaker for the evening is BMC hill walking development officer Carey Davies.

All are welcome.

See the BMC Local Areas site for more details about the meeting


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