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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Snowdon: new parking restrictions

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23/07/2020

Following chaotic parking scenes in the Llanberis Pass over the last weekend, when over 500 cars were parked illegally at Pen y Pass, blocking one of the main roads through Snowdonia for several hours, the National Park and North Wales Police have issued this statement with new traffic management and restricted parking in place from July 25th.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Peak District Grit: now ready to show you the way!

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22/07/2020

The latest BMC guidebook, Peak District Grit – is now on the shelves and waiting to lead you to the best the gritstone has to offer.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Live: the BMC team answer your questions

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16/07/2020

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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PRESS

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect your BMC Travel Insurance policy?

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14/07/2020

Travel has been disrupted around the world since Coronavirus hit the headlines at the beginning of 2020. Now restrictions on travel to certain countries are being lifted. If you’re planning a trip and have BMC Travel Insurance, what should you know about Coronavirus?
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CLUBS

Covid 19, club meets, club huts, frequently asked questions

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14/07/2020

Those who are running clubs and managing huts are naturally concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on club activities and hut access at present. This page collates answers to questions that you have been asking the BMC. It directs clubs and hut managers to additional supporting information.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Members stories of the pandemic and mental health

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08/07/2020

The pandemic, lockdown and economic outlook has had a deep effect on many peoples mental health, from much higher anxiety to dealing with depression. We asked members to send in their story from dealing with the last few months and have been delighted in the response we have had, thanks so much to everyone who submitted theirs. In this article we share six of their stories.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Member Engagement Webinar

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03/07/2020

The BMC is a membership organisation and the voice of its members sits at its heart. National Council, the body of elected volunteers who represent your views is evolving and we want to hear your feedback on the aims and objectives of the new Members’ Council.
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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

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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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC Board of Directors: April to June 2020 meetings summary

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23/06/2020

Six additional meetings of the Board were held subsequent to the scheduled meeting of 1 April. The need for these meetings arose largely from the need to address the evolving Covid-19 situation, but they also provided an opportunity to consider other matters. All were evening meetings, typically 2 hours in length and all directors were present. Dates of meetings were 9, 16, 23, 30 April, 14 May and 9 June. Also, a meeting of the full Board with the trustees of the Access & Conservation Trust was held on the morning of 19 June.
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