Active military training area - No access when red flags flying/red beacons lit
Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park
Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues
When to visit
Opening timesAccess Not permissible when red flags are flying or red beacons are lit
Best time to visitMay to September
About the reserve
Please note: The Ash range danger area is closed when the red flags/red lamps are displayed, or when access gates are locked and signage detailing site maintenance is installed. At all other times the Ash 'range danger area' is open to the public for access on foot.
An extensive area of open dry heathland owned by the MoD, Ash Ranges is a haven for numerous rare heathland plant, invertebrate and reptile species such as sundews and the green tiger beetle.
A large open area of heathland with gently rolling hills, the reserve is a spectacular site in late summer when the heather is in bloom.
Ash Ranges is also home to the rare heath tiger beetle which is only found in Surrey and Dorset. Heath Tiger Beetles require a dry heathland mosaic of bare sand, different heights of heather and scrub for food and shelter.
Please note that access to this site is subject to the terms and conditions of the Military Byelaws, which are displayed at all major access points.
View an up-to-date list of Training Estate firing times from the MOD.
Only permissible when red flags are not flying - active military training area, please respect military training activity.