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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Covid19: what has changed from 12th April in England?

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14/04/2021

From 12th April, changes to the Covid regulations in England mean further relaxation of some rules around outdoor activity, travel and overnight stays away from home. Below is a summary of the main changes which affect climbers and hill walkers based on the information available at the time of writing. Government guidance may continue to evolve and we will update this article if needed as more information becomes available.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wales Lockdown ending sooner than anticipated?

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09/04/2021

The Welsh Government have announced that due to the improving coronavirus situation in Wales dates for the return of sport have been brought forward.
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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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What do the Welsh post-lockdown rules mean for climbers and hillwalkers?

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03/11/2020

The First Minister for Wales has announced that the current firebreak lockdown in Wales will end at midnight on Sunday 8 November. What does this mean for climbers and hillwalkers? Updated on December 3rd.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What do the 4 July lockdown changes mean for climbers and hill walkers?

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25/06/2020

Further easing of lockdown in England is taking place from 4 July. What will this mean for climbers and hill walkers? The BMC access team take a look.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mend Our Mountains helps raise £120,000 to repair the South Downs Way

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04/04/2019

One of the biggest projects ever supported by Mend Our Mountains has hit its huge fundraising target, enabling repairs to be made to badly damaged sections along the South Downs Way.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Why rock climbers aren’t a liability

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16/04/2014

The BMC guide to occupiers' liability has been updated and refreshed, making it easier for landowners, managers and users to understand the legislation governing liability, and answers the concerns of landowners about the perceived liability risks associated with rock climbing on their land.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

BMC Risk, Liability & Outdoor Adventure Conference: an overview

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08/11/2012

The BMC held a successful conference on 1 November, looking at risk, liability and outdoor adventure, aimed at landowners and users alike. This is a summary of the event with links to the presentations.
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GEAR

Loft conversion

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06/11/2004

Seasons are out this season. And a German mannequin is ruffling feathers in the sleeping bag world. Mark Taylor takes a look.
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GEAR

Choosing a sleeping bag

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06/11/2004

The first thing to decide on when buying a sleeping bag is what you are going to use it for. Will you be Alpine climbing, cold weather expeditioning, trekking or backpacking and will you be carrying the bag or will it be on the back of a sherpa?
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