Latest online news from the Peak Area: September 2018

Posted by Tony Ryan on 13/09/2018
The Great Ridge Night Light. Photo: Tom McNally.

The September 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 leaves no hold untouched in his quest to report on the latest climbing news and gossip;
  • Area hill walking reps Peter Judd and Austin Knott report on the latest hill walking activities, including the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million, and the BMC Hill Walking Symposium, taking place in late November.
  • Newly elected BMC president Lynn Robinson provides an update on the work of the Board of Directors and the organisational review implementation group, as well as her own busy schedule, since the June AGM;
  • Peter Judd writes about his experience of being a ‘dogsbody’, a volunteer victim waiting to be found by a search and rescue dog during its training; and
  • National Trust’s Luke Barley writes about the trust’s work protecting the special grasslands of the Peak District and their associated plant, insect and animal populations.

Download the September 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: 21 November

The next Peak Area Meeting will be on Wednesday 21 November 2018, starting at 7.30pm, at The Maynard, Main Road, 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.

Area AGM and Annual Quiz

The November meeting is also the area AGM and will include elections for various volunteer roles; and it just wouldn’t be the end of year meeting without the annual quiz. Rumour has it that this year’s quiz will include a general knowledge round, so brush up on your soap operas!

All are welcome.

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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