Public access to Defence Estate

The Ministry of Defence has put together a website that gives information about public access to the Defence Estate. The site includes maps showing general access to various defence properties. A detailed walking guide is available by following the link ‘Walks on MOD Lands’ on the publications page.

Public access to the defence estate can be restricted or excluded where there is live firing or where other operational training is underway. These access restrictions are generally operated through military byelaws. Access may also be restricted or excluded under the provisions of the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act) in England and Wales and the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (LR(S)A) in Scotland.

An FOI page outlines how to make requests for information that is not listed on these pages.

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