Experience the variety of walking on Ministry of Defence land

Take a walk of discovery

There’s no better time to explore the great British Countryside than when the colours of autumn are starting to appear. We’ve partnered up with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to highlight a series of walks that will take you into hidden corners of Devon, Pembrokeshire and Edinburgh that you might never have explored before.

Keeping safe

Read our advice for walking on military sites.

Sandunes leading to the sea

Braunton Burrows, Devon

Braunton Burrows is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. It lies at the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. It is home to an abundance of flowers, plants and wildlife.

Castlelaw, Edinburgh

Castlelaw is a hill that rises steeply from the valley to the northern tops of the Pentland Hills in Midlothian, Scotland. It is best known for the Iron Age hill fort on its slopes. When it was occupied the site consisted of three earthwork ramparts, ditches and timber palisades. The fort also contained a Souterrain for the storage of agricultural produce.

A rock formation going in to the sea, with a large hole in it, which the sea passes

Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire

Six miles south of the town of Pembroke, Castlemartin Range Complex covers about 2,390 hectares of land on the west coast of Pembrokeshire within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.