Watchet Hill Danger Flag

Watchet Hill Danger Flag

Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 61701 93152]

“… military training and a national park are discordant, incongruous and inconsistent; but I cannot accept that they are incapable of living together.” Lady Sharp, 1977

'The Militarisation of Dartmoor' investigates Dartmoor National Park's long and complex relationship with the military, which has existed for thousands of years long before the areas official designation as a National Park in 1951. The work embraces this militarisation as part of Dartmoor's cultural heritage whilst also acknowledging the unfortunate damage caused to the environment as a result of these military practices.

Work on the project began in early 2012, at the very beginning of a renewed 21 year license from the Duchy of Cornwall, who lease the land to the Ministry of Defence. As British troops withdraw from a conflict role in Afghanistan in 2014 and return to extensive and rigorous training, the shape and appearance of the Dartmoor Training Area, and indeed that of the entire Defence Estate will be manipulated further to accommodate the needs of a contemporary fighting force.

H1 Gun Position

H1 Gun Position


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59338 91443]

Accommodation Blocks

Accommodation Blocks


Building Nos. 54, 55

Dorm Room #1

Dorm Room #1


Building No. 54

Commando Training Wood #2

Commando Training Wood #2

Troop Bootprints

Troop Bootprints


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59318 91440]

Fordsland Ledge

Fordsland Ledge


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 57589 88856]

Chapel & Chaplains Office

Chapel & Chaplains Office


Building No. 103

Operating Table, Medical Centre

Operating Table, Medical Centre


Building No. 151

Accommodation

Accommodation


Building No. 115

‘G’ Datum

‘G’ Datum


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59591 88727]

Bullet Casings

Bullet Casings


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59292 91145]

Observation Post 7

Observation Post 7


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 60558 89283]

England Flag, Accommodation

England Flag, Accommodation


Building No. 115

Wickhams Target Shed

Wickhams Target Shed


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59275 91100]

Time Crisis, Junior Ranks Club

Time Crisis, Junior Ranks Club


Building No. 112

Bathtub, Medical Centre

Bathtub, Medical Centre


Building No. 151

Demolition Crater

Demolition Crater


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59314 91136]

Observation Post 6

Observation Post 6


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 60295 89836]

Range Boundary Marker

Range Boundary Marker


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 58603 92437]

Observation Post 22

Observation Post 22


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 60098 91124]

Fixed Range & Storage Facility

Fixed Range & Storage Facility


Willsworthy Range Danger Area
[SX 53030 83452]

Officers Accommodation

Officers Accommodation


Building No. 94

Sammy Arnolds Lane

Sammy Arnolds Lane


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59920 88779]

H1 Target

H1 Target


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59327 91133]

 

Artillery Round no.1

Artillery Round no.1


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 57874 91036]

Electronic Moving Target

Electronic Moving Target


Willsworthy Range Danger Area
[SX 52905 83653]

Observation Post 16

Observation Post 16


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 60828 88200]

Dinger Tor & Yes Tor Roads

Dinger Tor & Yes Tor Roads


Okehampton Range Danger Area
[SX 59119 90617]