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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Climbing, walking & ash dieback: what do you need to know?

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15/02/2021

Many of the landscapes we visit and value as climbers and walkers are dominated by ash woodland, but a fungal disease – ash dieback – is expected to decimate the population of these trees across Britain. Not only might the landscape change dramatically, but also the rapid decay in affected trees can make them dangerous to anyone walking underneath, not to mention climbers who might have up until now relied on ash trees for runners or belays. This could be a new type of objective danger to many of us, but what do we need to know and how can you assess the risk?
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 2: Editing

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03/12/2019

Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

How to Make an Outdoor Film Part 1: Filming

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21/11/2019

Feeling inspired by Kendal Mountain Film Festival and the Brit Rock Film Tour but not sure where to start? In this two-part series, award-winning outdoor filmmakers Alastair Lee and Natasha Brooks offer their top tips.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Lancashire Rock Revival 2016

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17/01/2017

So, another year gone by, and what a year it has been - clean ups, new routes, lots of climbing and yeah, something about a new guide book.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Great turnout for WiltonFest 2016 despite challenging conditions

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21/09/2016

“It’s warm and wet out there. That’s good if you have to fight a war in a jungle, but bad if you want to do some climbing in Wilton Three!” So said Robin Williams in the film, Good Morning Vietnam. Well, luckily for the Bolton-cragger, this year’s ever-popular WiltonFest was not warm and wet, but cold and wet.
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GUIDEBOOKS

Lancashire Rock, in stock and two smoking barrels

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29/08/2016

This season’s hottest news for climbers in the north-west is the release of the latest BMC definitive guidebook, Lancashire Rock. This new volume to all the routes in the Red Rose county shines its light into the deepest quarries, most esoteric edges and highest moors to give local climbers a galaxy of stars and a lifetime of pump. Prepare to be amazed.
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GUIDEBOOKS

First ascent list for Lancashire Rock guidebook

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12/08/2016

The new BMC Lancashire Rock guidebook is now out. As with last year's Peak Limestone North guidebook, first ascent details have been moved online. This is an article to direct you to this information.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Could corporate sponsorship turn our national parks into outdoor Disneylands?

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05/07/2016

A new company set up to persuade big business to support national parks has been criticised over fears it could lead to ‘Disneyfication’. Should we be worried? In the first of three articles exploring the future of our national parks, Carey Davies takes a look.
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GUIDEBOOKS

The Egerton teaser: Free sample of the forthcoming Lancashire Rock

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23/06/2016

You lucky devils have it good. Ahead of the imminent and audacious release of the new Lancashire Rock guidebook, we're giving away a taster sample to titillate your tips. Get your mitts on the download.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Ashes to ashes: how human remains are transforming the Lake District

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09/11/2015

In the Lake District, the scattering of ashes is now so widespread that it’s affecting local ecosystems. We asked BMC members to share their different views on this increasingly common practice - here are their funny, touching and occasionally downright gruesome stories.
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