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Guaranteed public access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale.

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Guaranteed public access days for Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2022

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The public can access Dartmoor training areas (Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale) during guaranteed public access days.

Do not enter a live firing range: this is a danger to life. Red flags by day and red lamps by night indicate that live firing is taking place. Range boundaries are marked by red and white poles.

For updated firing times visit the Dartmoor firing times page.

Day firing is between sunrise and sunset. Night firing is between sunset and sunrise. Flags are lowered as soon as live firing ceases.

Do not touch any military debris, it may be dangerous. Note the location and inform HQ Dartmoor training area or police.

Any short notice cancellations will be broadcast each morning on BBC Radio Devon and posted on Twitter.

Contact Dartmoor Training Area

For updates on firing times phone 0800 458 4868.

For further information on the armed forces’ interests on Dartmoor contact:

HQ Dartmoor Training Area
Okehampton Camp
Okehampton
EX20 1QP
Telephone: 01837 657 210

The MOD is licenced to conduct live firing on the 3 Dartmoor ranges for a limited number of days each year.
On live firing days the MOD can prevent public access to the range areas in accordance with the byelaws that have been established.

Published 4 April 2011
Last updated 4 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Addition of 'Guaranteed public access days for Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2022'.

  2. Added Guaranteed public access days for Merrivale, Okehampton and Willsworthy 2021.

  3. Added Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2020.

  4. Added: Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2018

  5. Added Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2018.

  6. Added Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2017

  7. Added new guaranteed access days for 2015 and 2016.

  8. First published.