Latest online news from the Peak Area: September 2020

Posted by Tony Ryan on 27/08/2020
On Howden Moor, home this summer to a Bearded Vulture.

The September 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 the team of Peak District access reps, including a look at the impact of Covid-19 on access and accessibility, and problems arising from increased popularity of some locations;
  • Hill walking news from Peter Judd, Austin Knott and Vikki Hughes, including an update on the Cut Gate and Great Ridge Mend Our Mountains projects; and
  • Climbing news and gossip from the inimitable Dave Parry, including a run-down of the latest pioneering efforts from Ned Feehally, Ben & Ben (Bransby & Moon), and ‘Polish Dave’ & Son.

READ: September 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: 2 September

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

The next Peak Area Meeting will be on Wednesday 2 September 2020, starting at 7.30pm, and will be an online meeting held via Zoom, with registration for the meeting via Eventbrite.

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.

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


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Can I go climbing / hill walking in England? Here's what you can and can't do in the 3rd Lockdown (January 2021)

🌳 What's the situation for climbing and hill walking in Wales? Read our full January update

😷 When and will the walls reopen? In England and Wales they're now closed for the National Lockdown. Read our walls article

✈️ I have a travel insurance question! Here's the FAQs

🏡 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? Check out our latest clubs, meets and huts update

🛒 Is the BMC shop open? Yes - it is and BMC members get 10% off!

 

We want to say thanks to every BMC member supporting us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we're making through with your support.

If you liked what we are doing, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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