Active military training area - Not permissible when red flags are flying
Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park
Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues
When to visit
Opening timesOnly permissible when red flags are not flying
Best time to visitMay to September
About the reserve
Please note that the Ash range danger area is closed when the red flags or red lamps are displayed. At all other times Ash range danger area is open to the public for access on foot. Access is subject to the terms and conditions of the Aldershot and District Military Byelaws, which are displayed at all major access points onto the danger area.
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.
Only permissible when red flags are not flying - active military training area, please respect military training activity.