Much of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) training estate is accessible to the public, offering exciting opportunities to explore and discover some of the most beautiful and unique rural areas in the UK.
Health and safety
We have at least 3 million ash trees across the MOD estate, so managing the tree disease ash dieback is a significant objective of our sustainable woodland management and long-term forest planning. Read on to find out more.
Safety on the MOD training estate is vitally important, and we work hard to balance the needs of the military who use it for training activities and the needs of the public who use it for recreation.
A few weeks ago, I helped the Disabled Ramblers learn about the history of Salisbury Plain and how our Armed Forces use it to live, work and train.
DIO has worked together with the RAF, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Natural England on a pilot project to rescue 60 curlew eggs from RAF airfields in East Anglia.
On Thursday I was honoured to collect DIO’s Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This is the third successive year we have been awarded the Gold Award, which is a terrific achievement for an …
The 2019 MOD Access Forum saw attendees from various organisations learn about the public access issues affecting the MOD estate and even have a go at searching for unexploded ordnance!
In 2015, an overhanging rock face began to collapse, damaging the public stairway that leads down from the South West Coast Path Trail to the Fossil Forest, located within Lulworth Ranges. DIO has worked with Lulworth Estate, Natural England, Dorset Council and Vertical Technologies to repair the stairway and re-open the site.
I am Major Alan Grant MBE SCOTS. Currently I’m posted to Belize with DIO Range Control as the Training Safety Officer (TSO) in support of the British Army Training Support Unit Belize (BATSUB) and I love my job. This is …
Last week we looked at some ways to risk your life on the Defence training estate. When we catch people ignoring the rules, they use a variety of excuses for their actions. Here's a countdown of some of the more ridiculous we’ve come …