If you see an MoD Sign closing a track, please do not use it. During Military Training, public access is limited to the Bridleways which are Public Rights of Way.
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.
Increased military training is being carried out. 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! Your co-operation during this busy period is appreciated.