Extending approximately 6 nautical miles to the south of Lulworth Cove is the Lulworth Gunnery Range. During firing periods, mariners are asked to avoid the range area and keep at least 1 mile clear of the target buoys on St Albans ledge. The extent of the inner range is shown on the chartlet opposite.
The latest firing programme and firing times can be downloaded directly from the Government site by clicking this link here.
During firing, range safety boats are on station (in all practicable weather conditions) at the outer extremities of the danger area. They can be contacted on VHF Channel 8, call sign “Lulworth Range Safety Boat”. Range control also monitors Channel 8 during firing.
You can also call 01929 404712 during working hours or 01929 404819 for current range information.
Lulworth Range chartlet (click to enlarge).
Note that the firing times are presented in set of tables. These list the times in a table for each week. Times relevant to mariners are listed under the heading: "SEA DANGER AREAS IN USE"
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