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Volunteers sought for climbing site clear-up

Posted 14 February 2012
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Volunteers sought for climbing site clear-up
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The cliffs of Wintour's Leap may often feature dangling climbing ropes as those with a head for heights tackle its crags, but the Gloucestershire site has also been accumulating litter and an appeal has been made for volunteers to clean it up.

British Mountaineering Council (BMC) members have been urged to join in the clear-up day on February 26th, which will deal with rubbish that has accumulated at the bottom of the cliffs and on a route known as Easy Way Down.

The BMC last carried out such an exercise four years ago and those taking part have been asked to bring their toughest gloves as some of the debris includes sharp objects made of metal and glass, while Forest of Dean District Council will provide bags to put refuse in.

Owned by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Wintour's Leap is made from limestone and is accessible to climbers by permission rather than as a right-of-way.

It was first established as a climbing site in 1970.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801292884-ADNFCR