Guidance: Dartmoor guaranteed public access

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

November 18
15:46 2019


Dartmoor training area provides guaranteed public access days where they can access the ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale when live firing is not taking place.

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.

Warning signals, red flags by day and red lamps by night, indicate that live firing is taking place. The range boundaries are marked by red and white poles and the public should not enter a live range as they will put themselves at risk.

On the Dartmoor firing times page you will find the 6 week notices for firing. DAY firing is between sunrise and sunset. NIGHT firing is between sunset and sunrise. Flags are lowered as soon as live firing ceases.

Any short notice cancellations will be broadcast each morning on BBC Radio Devon and posted on Twitter @MOD_DIO #moddartmoor

For updates on the firing programme ring Freephone 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

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

Published 4 April 2011
Last updated 18 November 2019 +show all updates
  1. Added Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2020.
  2. Added: Guaranteed access days for Dartmoor firing ranges Okehampton, Willsworthy and Merrivale 2018

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