Public access to military areas

Information about public access to military owned land.

Location details, opportunities and restrictions for accessing military owned land in the UK.

Read about accessing the training estate safely

Please read the safety information before accessing a military site. In addition further information on access restrictions can be found on the MOD byelaws page and the firing notices.

Accessing MOD land carries risks to your personal safety. Our guidance sets out simple steps you can take when visiting MOD land to help keep you and our armed forces safe:

  • check armed forces training times before visiting
  • pay attention to signage, information displays and red flags
  • stick to public footpaths and bridleways
  • do not touch any military debris – report its location for safe disposal

Further safety guidance for dog walkers can be found in our safety guide, Your dog and you on MOD land


Updates to this page

Published 19 October 2022