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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

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15/01/2021

Proposals to make ordinary trespass a criminal offence have alarmed outdoor groups, including the BMC. Ahead of a debate in Parliament on the issue and the possibility of Government publishing the Police Powers and Protections Bill, Ed Douglas calls for the Government to think again.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Latest: National Lockdown in England

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05/01/2021

Following last night’s announcement, England will once again go into a National Lockdown from tomorrow (although we are being asked to observe lockdown guidance from today) in response to the continued rise in Covid-19 case numbers and the heightened risk of patient numbers overwhelming NHS capacity.
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CLUBS

Clubs, Huts, Meets and current Covid-19 Restrictions

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05/01/2021

With government rules, regulations and guidance changing regularly it can be difficult for clubs to keep up with what they are allowed to do. This article summarises the BMC’s understanding of the constraints on club meets and access to huts, based on information available at the time and date of publication. Please remember to check for local changes that may affect your club.
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YOUTH & EQUITY

Lakes disabilities activity centre faces closure

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08/01/2021

The Lake District Charity Calvert Trust faces closure if gaps in funding are not bridged, reports Hannah Mitchell. Find out about the important work the trust does for visitors with disabilities and how you can help.
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CLUBS

Club support: webinar programme for officers, leaders and volunteers

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07/01/2021

During 2021 the BMC will be delivering a series of free webinars designed for the officers, leaders and volunteers within affiliated clubs. These will be a mixture of workshops, Q&A’s, and lectures.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid-19 Christmas - what does it mean for climbing and walking in England?

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21/12/2020

Following the latest Covid announcement by the Prime Minister on Saturday evening, significant parts of the south-east of England are now classified as Tier 4 following a spike in cases of a new viral strain in this part of the country. This has changed many Christmas plans - but what does it mean specifically for climbers and walkers?
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HUTS

Covid-19 and reopening huts

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21/12/2020

Mountain huts were first closed at the start of the first lockdown in March 2020. At various points since then huts have been permitted to reopen. The BMC wants to support clubs and other hut operators who are preparing to reopen them when allowed.
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CLUBS

Covid19 and restarting club meets

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21/12/2020

This guidance is to help clubs to restart meets while adhering to the government regulations.
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CLUBS

How to train novice members in your club, winter skills

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14/12/2020

Due to the Covid19 restrictions this event will not take place in 2021. We hope that this popular training event will be returning 2022 to offer training and support to experienced club members when taking novice club members out in winter conditions.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Moorland restoration update

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07/12/2020

Our charity partners for The Climate Project, Moors for the Future, give us their latest update on how the project is doing and remind us of the importance of sphagnum for combatting the climate crisis and peatland restoration. Moors for the Future Officer Alice Learey explains.
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