Out-of-bounds missile range to open for one day only
Walkers are being granted one-off access to a missile range in Pembrokeshire National Park, which is usually closed to the public, responsesource.com reports.
The Manorbier Range is typically out-of-bounds to the public, but today, Wednesday 8 August, will see restrictions lifted for one day only to allow walkers access to a rather different route.
Manorbier is the only range in the UK where anti-aircraft High Velocity Missiles are fired for testing purposes. During operations, exclusion zones are enforced over an area of 220 square miles to the south of the rangehead, accounting for a large section of the National Park which ramblers are forbidden to enter.
Elsewhere, the range is also used for aircraft trials and training throughout the year.
This Wednesday barriers will be lifted to allow walkers the rare chance to get out on the range. The walks will be supervised, however and are subject to booking with the MOD and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
Speaking to grough.co.uk about the event, a spokesperson for the park authority explained: "The annual guided tours have proved popular over the past seven years, when visitors have had the opportunity to learn about the use of this military training estate.
"This year's event starts at 10am and will offer an insight into Wales's military heritage."