The Lulworth Ranges are part of the AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicles) Gunnery School, an important training establishment of the British Army.
They include the coast from west of Kimmeridge Bay to east of Lulworth Cove, as well as the village of Tyneham, Worbarrow Bay and a number of other walking routes. For operational and safety reasons, access to the Ranges is restricted to specific times.
Opening times 2018
The Lulworth Range walks and Tyneham Village are open to the public every weekend, except for the following:
- 13 and 14 October 2018
- 10 and 11 November 2018
- 8 and 9 December 2018
In addition to weekends, they are open every day during the following times; all dates are inclusive:
- Spring Break - From 9am on Saturday 26 May 2018 until 8am on Monday 4 June 2018
- Summer - 27 July to 2 September 2018
- Christmas - 22 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
The exhibitions in Tyneham school and Tyneham church are open from 10am until 4pm.
When no firing is taking place, the gates to the Range Walks are opened as near to 9am on the Saturday morning as possible and remain open until 8am on the Monday morning.
The Elmes Grove gate that allows vehicle access to Tyneham is opened at 9am daily when no firing is taking place and is closed at dusk each evening.