Lulworth Ranges

The 30 km ² Lulworth Military Range is between Wareham and Lulworth Cove on the peninsula Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England. The land is owned by the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom and is part of the training school for armored fighting vehicles ( Armoured Fighting Vehicles Gunnery School).

The site is located approximately 10 kilometers west of Swanage, and about 15 kilometers east of Dorchester.

Tanks and other armored vehicles are used in this area and shells are fired. For safety reasons, admission is only allowed if the army premises is not in operation. Big red flags wave in the region and on Bindon Hill and St Alban 's Head flashing warning lights when the range is in use.

Lulworth Military Range is located within an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty and extends along the coast between the bays of Lulworth and Kimmeridge and is part of the so-called Jurassic Coast. The coast and cliffs along this section of the English Channel coast belong to the natural wonders of the world. From Orcombe Point to Old Harry Rocks extends a 155 km long coastline, which has been declared as the first natural landscape in England by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Access to the region is possible only on foot, either via the coastal path or from the car park at Lulworth Castle and Tyneham. The walks and the coastal path are open on weekends, but only on a few weekdays. Visitors are warned to stay on the footpaths. These paths are cleared of unexploded ordnance.