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GENERAL

The BMC and hill walking: position update

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02/08/2019

The BMC has a broad remit as the representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales. Here’s a snapshot of our work for walkers over the years and a look ahead at what the future might hold.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

The Time is Now: a mass lobby for climate, nature and people

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20/06/2019

Less than a week to go to the mass lobby! Over 15,000 people have already signed up and it's set to be the biggest lobby for climate and environment in UK history. The Time Is Now is a mass lobby for climate, nature and people taking place on Wednesday 26 June, filling the streets of Westminster, to tell our MPs that the time is now to take action for our climate and the environment.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC statement: Wild camping backlash

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04/06/2019

The launch of a new wild camping website with support from Defra (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and two National Parks allowing anyone to ‘book a spot’ in a remote area for a fee and experience ‘wild camping’ was seen in late May 2019. The idea has been met with anger and negativity from across the outdoor community and the website content has since been removed.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC campaign wins open access to the Welsh coast

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11/04/2019

In a big win for a key part of a long-running BMC campaign to improve access in Wales, walkers and climbers should be able to freely access coastal areas and sea cliffs as a part of a shake-up of access law recently announced by the Welsh Government.
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BMC ORGANISATION

BMC seeks dedicated volunteer to head review of specialist areas

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28/03/2019

Help us build a better BMC. We are currently recruiting for a key role to lead a small group of volunteers to conduct a review of the BMC's specialist areas. The ideal candidate will have chairing and organisational skills, be a high-level communicator, be great at working with others, and have experience of at least one of the BMC's specialist areas.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC launches H2O Campaign at ShAFF

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27/03/2019

The BMC launched its new campaign Hills 2 Oceans (H2O) at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) to help encourage the nation to remove as much litter and plastic from our hills, mountains and crags as possible so it doesn’t end up in our oceans.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Castle Rock comes tumbling down

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26/11/2018

The long wait is over: at 2pm today the big block on Castle Rock in the Lake District finally detached from the crag and fell onto the scree slope below. Climbers are warned to continue to stay away – the remaining face is loose and rock is still falling off.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is the secret of the Welsh slate quarries finally out?

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. How does that affect climbers and walkers?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

A brief history of the Welsh slate quarries

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12/11/2018

The slate quarries of north-west Wales have just been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Once, slate carved from here was sent all around the world, literally roofing the Industrial Revolution. Then the industry largely collapsed, leaving behind prescient apocalyptic wonderlands for outdoor-lovers to explore. The second-largest of these quarries, Dinorwig, has in particular become a climbers' paradise. But where did it all begin, and when did the climbers move in?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill walking symposium aims to inspire volunteers - programme now available

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01/11/2018

Are you a hill walker wanting to get more involved with the BMC? Are you passionate about big issues affecting the hills and mountains, like litter, erosion, open access or rewilding? Then come along to the BMC Hill Walking Symposium - there are a few places still available.
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