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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Respect the Wild: don't trash your room

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31/03/2021

As Britain escapes lockdown, home-grown adventure is set to explode this summer. But what special skills do you need to know if you’re heading up into the wilds of our hills and mountains? To help everyone Respect The Wild, we've launched a new series of advice codes and films that reveal the secrets for sustainable and successful wilderness trips.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Love where you climb: Respect the Rock

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25/03/2021

Outdoor climbing is a real experience on natural crags. Now, these special places need your help to protect them for the future. Remember to leave no trace, think of your impact on the environment and respect others.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Wild Horizons – the new hillwalking podcast from the BMC

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25/02/2021

Introducing our new hillwalking podcast, hosted by Niall Grimes. The first four episodes are out now!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

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

Unauthorised encampments and trespass

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21/02/2020

There are concerns that government are considering moves to turn trespass from a civil offence to a criminal one. In a public consultation that is currently out for comment, it has been suggested that police powers could be strengthened to force people to move on from unauthorised encampments. The BMC is concerned however, that there could be unintentional consequences of the proposals around issues such as wild camping.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

What the BMC is deciding about unauthorised encampments and trespass

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22/01/2020

The BMC is aware of the Government consultation on “Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments” and will be submitting a formal response in due course. The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020.
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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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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Finlay Wild Breaks Records for Welsh 3000ers and Snowdon Horseshoe

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17/05/2019

This week Finlay Wild set a new record for the Welsh 3000ers - a record that hadn't been broken in 31 years. His time? 4:10:48. The previous record (4:19) was set by under-the-radar fell running hero, Colin Donnelly, in 1988. On the same trip Finlay also set a new record for the Snowdon Horseshoe - avoiding the queues by getting up at the crack of dawn and charging round in 1:20:16 armed with just a gel and a windshirt.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Wild Camping for Winners

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19/09/2018

Camping ‘wild’ is a different way of spending the night outdoors but it isn't allowed everywhere - with a responsible approach however, there are many remote areas where you can still rest your weary head under a star filled sky.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Have a wild Valentine’s: 14 dos and don’ts of wild camping

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13/02/2018

We’d like to wish everyone a wild Valentine’s Day! One way to make it even wilder is to enter our competition to win a lightweight tent and cooking set, perfect for spending a romantic evening with your loved one stargazing in a wild camp. We’re here to tell you a few dos and don’ts of wild camping.
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