Latest online news from the Peak Area: May 2018

Posted by Tony Ryan on 16/05/2018
Burbage South Quarry. Photo: John Coefield.

The May 2018 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: 

  • Henry Folkard provides his regular and thorough round-up of access and conservation news, and Dave Parry reports on the latest climbing developments;
  • Jon Barton appreciates the contribution made by Mark Vallance to the climbing world;
  • Anne Robinson of Friends of the Peak District considers the potential impact of proposed major upgrades to the A628 Woodhead Pass road;
  • Area hill walking reps Peter Judd and Austin Knott remind walkers that hand in hand with rights come responsibilities; and
  • National Trust’s Luke Barley provides an update on work carried out in the High Peak to restore good ecological conditions to the moors, and plans for the next phase of the project to re-naturalise the River Dove.

Download the May 2018 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 May

The next Peak Area Meeting is on Wednesday 23 May 2018, starting at 7.30pm, at The Maynard, Main Road, Grindleford, S32 2HE

Come to our next gathering of Peak District climbers and walkers and get involved in the BMC. 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.

All are welcome; food will be provided by the BMC.

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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