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Active military training area - public access to the Dry Training Area (DTA) only

An extensive area of open dry heathland scattered with mixed woodland. Managed on behalf of the MOD.


Kings Ride
Nearest postcode: GU15 4NG

OS Map Reference

SU 875 621
A static map of Barossa

Know before you go

498 hectares

Parking information

No car park

Grazing animals



Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Under effective control
Please keep dogs on a lead between April and September to to protect ground nesting birds

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times - No public access to Range Danger Area (RDA)

Best time to visit

March to September

About the reserve

Please note: Barossa is an active military site. Public access is granted to the Dry Training Area (DTA) only. The Range Danger Area (RDA) is closed to the public.

Barossa is a stunning lowland heath with areas of pine and native deciduous woodland.

This diversity of habitats attracts a great variety of heathland wildlife including numerous reptiles, a great number of invertebrates and ground nesting birds such as the Dartford warbler.

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.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)

Location map

Active military training area, please respect military training activity.