Craig Bwlch Y Moch - Now Access Land

Posted by Thomas Carrick on 01/03/2023

Craig Bwlch Y Moch - One of the busiest areas of Tremadog owned and managed by the BMC has now been dedicated as Open Access Land.

Classic Eryri (Snowdonia) crag becomes open access land

Tremadog’s Craig Bwlch y Moch, owned and managed by the BMC since 1979, and home to classic climbs across the grades including One Step in the Clouds, Vector, and Strawberries has now been dedicated as open access land, securing the right to climb and walk in perpetuity even if the land is sold in future.

What is open access land?

Under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act), open access land is land on which the public can roam freely without staying on marked footpaths; the land can further be accessed on foot by groups for educational purposes. Other forms of transport such as horse riding and cycling are permitted, but must keep to bridleways or other recognised highways.

READ: What can people do on your land

What is dedication?

The process of dedicating land to open access can be done by any landowner in England and Wales; each nation has a separate process.

Within Wales the process is a lengthy one, and involves consultation of the Land Access Authority, that is Natural Resources Wales or the relevant National Park Authority, the local Authority and Welsh Assembly; the process is likely to take up to a year to be conducted.

The last stage is for the dedicated land to become visible on the OS 1:25k maps, where it is marked by ‘tea stained’ shading; this will happen when Ordnance Survey reviews and updates the access land areas. 

What other sites does the BMC own?

The BMC owns and manages a number of sites across England and Wales to maintain access for the benefit of all climbers and walkers.

READ: BMC owned and managed sites

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Craig adnabyddus yn Eryri yn dod yn dir mynediad agored

Mae Craig Bwlch y Moch yn Nhremadog, sy’n perthyn ac yn cael ei reoli gan y BMC ers 1979, ac sy’n gartref i ddringfeydd enwog dros ystod eang o raddau gan gynnwys One Step in the Clouds, Vector, a Strawberries bellach wedi’i restru fel tir mynediad agored, gan sicrhau’r hawl i ddringo a cherdded am byth, hyd yn oed os gwerthir y tir yn y dyfodol.

Beth yw tir mynediad agored?

O dan Ddeddf Cefn Gwlad a Hawliau Tramwy 2000 (Deddf CGaHT), tir mynediad agored yw tir y gall y cyhoedd grwydro’n rhydd arno heb aros ar lwybrau troed sydd wedi’u dynodi; gall grwpiau gael mynediad pellach i'r tir ar droed at ddibenion addysgiadol. Caniateir mathau eraill o drafnidiaeth megis marchogaeth a beicio, ond rhaid iddynt gadw at lwybrau ceffylau neu briffyrdd cydnabyddedig eraill.

DARLLENWCH: Beth all pobl ei wneud ar eich tir

Beth yw ymroddiad?

Gall unrhyw dirfeddiannwr yng Nghymru a Lloegr gyflawni’r broses o neilltuo tir ar gyfer mynediad rhydd; mae gan bob gwlad broses wahanol.

Yng Nghymru, mae'r broses yn un weddol hir, ac mae'n cynnwys ymgynghori â'r Awdurdod Mynediad Tir, hynny yw Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru neu'r Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol perthnasol, yr Awdurdod Lleol a Chynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru; mae'r broses yn debygol o gymryd hyd at flwyddyn i'w chyflawni.

Y cam olaf yw i’r tir pwrpasol ddod yn weladwy ar fapiau 1:25k yr AO, lle mae wedi’i nodi â ‘staen te’; bydd hyn yn digwydd pan fydd yr Arolwg Ordnans yn adolygu ac yn diweddaru'r ardaloedd tir mynediad.

Pa safleoedd eraill y mae'r BMC yn berchen arnynt?

Mae'r BMC yn berchen ar ac yn rheoli nifer o safleoedd ar draws Cymru a Lloegr i gynnal mynediad er budd yr holl ddringwyr a cherddwyr.

 

DOWNLOAD: the BMC RAD app

Get all the info on crags with the RAD (Regional Access Database) app from the BMC! Available now for Android and iOS, it's free and comes with a host of new features like navigation and parking, weather and tidal updates, and of course information on restrictions or notes on access advice. Get it here now!

DOWNLOAD: The RAD app for Android

DOWNLOAD: The RAD app for iOS

RAD is community led and your comments help keep it up to date so don’t be afraid to add any relevant information after a crag visit which might be useful for other visitors – anything from conditions on the crag, favourite routes or reports of rockfall/other recent changes to the crag are all useful for other climbers visiting.


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Great result. Well done, BMC Wales!

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