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Walkers to get lighter winter afternoons?

Posted 28 October 2011
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Walkers to get lighter winter afternoons?
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Those who like to go walking at any time of the year may be in line to enjoy more daylight on winter afternoons, after the government said it may back a bid to abolish British Summer Time.

This Sunday (October 30th) will see the clocks put back and mean those out on the hills will need to come down an hour earlier than they would on Saturday.

But the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has said it is interested in a private member's bill currently going through parliament and is seeking to make some amendments, the chief one being that any trial of year-round British Summer Time should be subject to consultation with the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales.

If Welsh and Scottish ministers were to agree, a trial of the new arrangements would go ahead if an amended bill does get passed.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue issued a warning ahead of the change for walkers to take torches with them when going on the hills after the clocks go back.