Latest online news from the Peak Area: March 2020

Posted by Tony Ryan on 09/03/2020
The Three Ships, Birchen Edge. Photo: Glynis Judd.

The March 2020 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: 

  • Access and conservation news from Henry Folkard and Louise Hawson, including an update on the Stanage & North Lees Estate public consultation;
  • Hill walking news from Peter Judd and Austin Knott, including an area walk planned for Saturday 4 April;
  • Climbing news and gossip from the inimitable Dave Parry, including the customary contributions from Ned Feehally and Jon Fullwood; and
  • The thoughts of Andy Tickle, Head of Campaigns at the Friends of the Peak District, on the National Park Authority’s asset review.

READ: March 2020 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: 18 March

The next Peak Area Meeting will be on Wednesday 18 March 2020, starting at 7.30pm, at The Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, S11 7TS.

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.

All are welcome; food will be provided by the BMC, available from 6.30pm.

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


DOWNLOAD: the shiny new BMC RAD app

Get all the info on crags with the newly updated RAD (Regional Access Database) app from the BMC! Available now for Android and iOS, it's free and comes with a host of new features like navigation and parking, weather and tidal updates, and of course information on restrictions or notes on access advice. Get it here now!

DOWNLOAD: The RAD app for Android

DOWNLOAD: The RAD app for iOS

RAD is community led and your comments help keep it up to date so don’t be afraid to add any relevant information after a crag visit which might be useful for other visitors – anything from conditions on the crag, favourite routes or reports of rockfall/other recent changes to the crag are all useful for other climbers visiting.


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