Hankley Common Car Park – May closure dates

Busy month on Hankley Common – more than a dozen different Army units and some filming. For preference please use one of the many other superb nearby Commons. If you really must come to Hankley, the Pitch Place Car Park remains open. The trackside verges are SSSI and vehicles may not be parked there.

DZ car park will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday May 1 to Friday May 7

Monday May 10 to Friday May 14

Monday May 17 to Friday May 21


Hankley Common Car Park closed Monday 29th March – Saturday 3rd April

The DZ Car Park will be closed on Monday March 29th until Saturday April 3rd. Bridleways remain open but other tracks may be closed for your safety.

During this period the public are requested to stay on the Rights of Way, indicated by direction arrow tags on wooden posts. Please comply with troops’ instructions. If walking a dog please keep it under control and clear up after it.

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advance notice trg July 17 2020

Hankley Common – Military Training

Last Sunday, military training was interrupted by many walkers and riders ignoring MoD signs and instructions from troops. 

Marked Bridleways are public rights of way, but Hankley Common is primarily a military training area and this takes priority over public access.  Troops in training use gunfire & pyrotechnics. For your own personal safety and to avoid interrupting training, please comply with signs and instructions from troops.

Only three or four intense training days are announced by notice. On those days please explore other local Commons, such as Elstead, Ockley, Thursley, Royal, Crooksbury, Britty, Puttenham, Shackleford, Rodborough, Witley, Mare Hill, Frensham or Hindhead.