BMC To Manage Pant Ifan

Last Friday the BMC formed a management partnership with the owners of Craig Pant Ifan at Tremadog, with the aim of permitting a continuation of access to the well used crag. The BMC already own Craig Bwlch-Y-Moch, Tremadog´s signature crag immediately adjacent to Eric´s Caf. Craig Pant Ifan is home to the likes of Jerry Moffatt´s ´Psyche ´n Burn, Silly Arete, Scratch and Poor Man´s Peuterey. See the full news story on the BMC website. Previously, the 16.8 ha broadleaved woodland of Crag Pant Ifan had been managed by the Countryside Council of Wales (CCW) under a 59 year lease. Guy Keating, BMC Access and Conservation Officer said: ?The agreement between ourselves and the landowner continues the well established tradition of The BMC working with regional partners to ensure climbers can continue to access cliffs faces throughout England and Wales. We have also been working closely with the CCW to ensure the access paths remain in good condition, and this will contribute towards conserving the valuable ecological features of the site  ? Doug Oliver, the Countryside Council for Wales´ Senior Reserves Manager in Meirionydd said: “Although Craig Pant Ifan will no longer be managed by the Countryside Council for Wales, CCW is pleased that the BMC and the landowners are keen to ensure that climbing and conservation go hand in hand at this site. “One of Craig Pant Ifan´s most valuable plants is the rock stonecrop, with its creeping stems which cover the rocks and stones of its scree habitat. If sheep don´t graze the scree, this plant could be smothered by scrub, tree saplings, ivy or bramble. We hope that some animal grazing can be introduced in the future, so that this characteristic plant, with its bright yellow flowers, continues to grace the slopes.” This solution is in line with the ethos of Best of Both Worlds ( – an initiative to help increase opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation, at the same time committing to protecting the sensitive environments in which they take place.The CCW will continue to own the remaining part of the National Nature Reserve – Craig y Dre.  No climbing activity is authorised at the Craig y Dre site. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–