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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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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 Wales: Stay Local

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01/06/2020

Wales has different regulations to England in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and consequently, the rules on travel, exercise and where we can go and who we can climb with, are quite different to those on the English side of the border. The regulations and guidance in Wales were changed on Monday June 1st. Read on to see the current situation.
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Wild fires - how can you help?

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29/05/2020

Throughout lockdown, the weather has been hot and dry. This is great news now that we can start to get outdoors, but there's a flip side: high fire risk. What can you do to help?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bird restrictions: can you climb there?

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19/05/2020

If you're heading out to the crags, don’t forget about the birds. With Covid-19 restrictions lifting in some areas, don't forget that there could be nesting birds on some climbs.
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Covid and the outdoors: Professor Ian Hall answers your questions

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18/05/2020

There's been a lot of speculation lately about how the virus is transmitted, especially when it comes to the outdoors. Sarah Stirling talks to Professor Ian Hall of Nottingham University to find out all the answers: Is 2m far enough? Is it a good idea to wear a buff in the outdoors? How long does the disease survive on wooden and metal stiles or a rock?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What is the BMC access team doing right now?

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23/04/2020

Life in lockdown is more behind the scenes than normal, but the important work of the BMC Access Team has continued throughout: communicating with the government to discuss official advice, fighting access bans and illegal closures of paths and preparing for when restrictions are lifted so that we can all get back in the outdoors as quick as possible. Here are the key things the team has been up to:
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Should I go for a walk during lockdown?

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06/04/2020

Yes, please do go for a gentle walk as part of your daily exercise if you can do so safely and from your front door. However, you must ensure you stick to Government guidelines and keep yourself and others safe.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Welsh mountains, waterfalls and coasts close

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01/04/2020

Due to Wales' devolved power to manage its own countryside access, the coronavirus lockdown has unfolded a little differently there than in England and Scotland. Following 'The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020', which came into force on 26 March, many of Snowdonia's mountains are now closed, even to locals, as is much of Pembrokeshire's coastal path; likewise for many peaks and the whole of Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beacons.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020 Report

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31/03/2020

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the start of the current interglacial period. But you probably already knew that, especially if you joined us on the Geology Walk led by Stephen Mott at the BMC HIll Walking Event 2020.
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