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It was taken in the MOD land (A LIVE FIRING RANGE) off the Mytchett Place Road, Between Mytchett and Pirbright, Surrey, UK. (ref 51.280203,-0.688958) if the Red flags/lights are Flying DO NOT ENTER! The photo was taken on the 31st December when the range is open to the public.


The range danger areas cover 2000 hectares, made up of a mixture of lowland heathland, conifer and broad-leaved woodland, mire, scrub and acid grassland supporting a wide range of fauna and flora.


The majority of the area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and forms part of the European designated Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.

Access Opportunities


The range danger areas are depicted on the Ordnance Survey Explorer maps by a closed red triangle defining them as danger areas. 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.


For further information on access to the range danger area at Ash please contact the senior range officer on +44 (0)1252 325233.


OS Map References


OS Landranger Sheet 186

(Aldershot, Guildford & surrounding area) 1:50,000


OS Explorer Sheet 145

(Guildford & Farnham) 1:25,000


This had been one of the first chances to use my new lens a Canon 28-300mm, very pleased with the results.

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Taken on December 31, 2010