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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Save moor this summer

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03/07/2020

This summer, all BMC UK travel insurance policies include a 15% donation to The Climate Project: our new project to help combat climate change.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales: the lockdown eases

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03/07/2020

Welsh Government has announced that from Monday July 6th unlimited travel for all purposes is now allowed throughout Wales. This also includes travel to Wales from England and that all the closed areas of National Parks and other beauty spots will be open from that day.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

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03/07/2020

During these times of climbing and hill-walking lockdown, our dedicated team of staff has been giving weekly access updates and responding to your questions through a series of live Q&As on our Facebook page. Missed them at the time? Not to worry, you can catch up on all the answers here:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19: expert answers to outdoor questions

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02/07/2020

What's the right social distance? Where might local lockdowns be imposed? Will there be a second wave? Should you wear a mask outdoors? As lockdown eases, we ask Professor Ian Hall for the answers from an outdoor perspective. Ian is Director of the Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, a keen climber and a BMC member.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bolting Skills: new BMC TV film series

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28/06/2020

Ever wondered about the dark art of bolting? In association with the Cumbria Bolt Fund and Association of Mountain Instructors, BMC TV presents it's latest film series: bolting skills. So whether you're looking to brush up on your knowledge or are fascinated to find out how it's done, have a watch and learn - it's real drilling!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Darkness Beckons: access and climbing in Cheddar Gorge

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25/06/2020

To say climbing in Somerset's iconic Cheddar Gorge is special is an huge understatement. It's rich history, jaw dropping landscape and many high quality routes ensure it's fame. But access to the south side of the Gorge is fragile and continued access relies upon climbers taking care to ensure they follow the agreements in place with the landowner, Cheddar Caves & Gorge. Mark Courtiour, our superstar BMC Cheddar Climbing Warden and Somerset Access Rep, reflects on what it has taken to get the current access gains we enjoy today, and why its so important to follow the restrictions that are in place...
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What do the 4 July lockdown changes mean for climbers and hill walkers?

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25/06/2020

Further easing of lockdown in England is taking place from 4 July. What will this mean for climbers and hill walkers? The BMC access team take a look.
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

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25/06/2020

Mountain huts have been closed since the start of lockdown in March. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen over the coming weeks and months.
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CYMRU

Welsh restrictions lifting: what's different for the outdoors?

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24/06/2020

In Wales, while all forms of outdoor activities are now permitted, travel restrictions continue to remain in place until July 6th. But what's set to change after that?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lockdown Litter Picking

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24/06/2020

Following the easing of lockdown, thousands of people have been heading to our hills, beaches, open spaces and crags which has led to widespread littering of some of our most treasured areas. We are encouraging our members and the wider public to help remove as much of this litter as possible before it ends up in our oceans.
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