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BMC Lakes Area - Outdoors for All Panel Discussion

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Kendal Climbing Wall, Lake District Business Park, Cumbria, Kendal, LA9 6NH [View in google maps]
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A special meeting of the Lakes Area regarding the right to roam

Join us for a discussion on access & rights across our countryside, with presentations and an open chat on making the 'Outdoors for All'

With the general election imminent and a change of government likely, lobbying is underway to encourage the political parties to include a commitment in their manifestoes to introduce legislation to expand public access rights to the countryside.

Join the Lakes BMC Area at KendalWall for an open discussion on access and public rights across the countryside.


Event details:

  • Location: KendalWall, Kendal LA9 6NH
  • Date: Wednesday, 17 April Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm (doors open at 7:10pm)


Outdoors for All

Several campaigns have been emerging over the last few years, culminating in the launch of Outdoors For All, which is supported by the BMC and forty-one other outdoor organisations.

The Outdoors for All panel discussion will cover:

  • What do the campaigners want?
  • What are the likely benefits to climbers, hillwalkers, and mountaineers?
  • What are the costs and possible risks of more access?


The panellists:

Joining the panel will be Dr. Cath Flitcroft, the BMC's Senior Policy & Campaigns Manager; Lee Schofield, author of ‘Wild Fell’ and former manager of RSPB Haweswater, now heading a rewilding project in Cumbria; and Adam Briggs from the National Farmers’ Union.

Paul Ratcliffe, the new Chief Executive Officer of the BMC, will also be joining us, providing you with the chance to hear from him too.

Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session.


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Created by Suzanne Jones on 20/02/2024 17:54:06
Last Amended by Suzanne Jones on 26/03/2024 13:56:10