The Lulworth Ranges are used by the Armoured Fighting Vehicles Gunnery School, a training establishment of the British Army. The firing times limit access to the area, which reaches from east of Lulworth Cove to west of Kimmeridge Bay.
In this area you can find the village of Tyneham, Worbarrow Bay and the Fossil Forest. The South West Coast Path also follows this section of the coast. Red flags are flown and lamps are lit to indicate when access is prohibited to the live firing Range Danger Area.
Due to unforeseen operational circumstances Lulworth Ranges will be extending firing times on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th September.
Lulworth live firing times will be 0930h -2359h.
Whiteways Road will be closed from 0900h – 2359h.
Please note that these times are dependent on completion of range clearance and weather. The gates will remain open until 09:00 on the Monday morning. Tyneham Village gate permits vehicle access. It is opened at 09:00 daily when no firing is taking place and is closed at dusk each evening.
Other Range Opening Dates
As well as being open on most weekends, the ranges are also open to the public over the following times – dates are inclusive:
- Christmas: 17 December 2022 to 22 January 2023
- Easter: 1 to 16 April 2023
- Bank Holiday: 29 April to 1 May 2023
- Spring stand-down: 27 May to 4 Jun 2023
- Summer stand-down: 27 July to 3 September 2023
- Christmas: 16 Dec 2023 to 1 Jan 2024
Download this leaflet for details of coastal and inland paths, encompassing the historical Tyneham village and the spectacular Dorset coastline.