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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

Climbing and hill walking: it’s time to put it on hold

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23/03/2020

The BMC and mountain rescue teams advise all climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to stay in their home area and put all climbing and hill walking on hold.
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MEMBERSHIP

Hill walkers: five reasons why you should join the BMC

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08/07/2018

Why should hill walkers join the BMC? Here are our top five reasons why BMC membership is a vital bit of kit.
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GENERAL

Six surprising scientific facts about walking

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30/06/2014

It helps you cope at work, 'heals' your brain, makes you more creative and it could even be better for you than running. Here are six ways walking could be more powerful than you realise.
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SKILLS

Five steps to starting hill walking

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16/06/2014

With outdoor kit cheaper than ever, information accessible at a click and thousands of clubs and groups all over the country, there’s really no excuse not to take that first step on to the hills. Here are five tips to get you started.
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SKILLS

New Hill Walkers booklet: explore the mountains of Britain and beyond

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02/06/2014

The British hills offer beauty, challenge and adventure, as well as the opportunity to keep fit and healthy. So it's no wonder that hill walking is such a popular activity, attracting people of all ages. Find out more in this BMC booklet.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Is Google going to digitise our countryside?

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20/08/2013

A new backpack-mounted camera which can be worn by walkers to capture images for Google Street View is being pioneered on Britain's canals. The Wales Coast Path could be next. Is our countryside about to get the Google treatment?
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Hill walking the peak priority as BMC visits Westminster

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26/06/2013

A busy day speaking to politicians in Westminster saw the BMC help to boost the profile of Britain on Foot and raise our concerns about how proposed legislation could hurt the interests of outdoorgoers.
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SKILLS

Walker dies in Cairngorms

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11/02/2013

A hill walker has been found dead after his five companions were airlifted to safety from the Cairngorms.
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GEAR

What gear do you need to start hill walking?

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19/12/2010

Your first walk in a hill or mountain area is an experience you will almost certainly remember. But poor planning or bad weather (or even a closed tea shop!) can quickly ruin things.
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