Beauty and the battlefield meet
This remote area is the wild heart of the National Park. Covering nearly a quarter of Northumberland National Park, it is a wildlife lover’s paradise.
Moorland birds, wild goats and even the rare black grouse have flourished here with so few humans around. This is because Otterburn Ranges has been owned since 1911 by the Ministry of Defence.
Twenty-three per cent of Northumberland National Park (stretching from the A68 to Upper Coquetdale) is owned by the Ministry of Defence and used as a military training area. It is the shared aim of the Northumberland National Park and the MoD to encourage as much access to the area as possible.
Download our Access Guide for more information – Otterburn Ranges Access Guide.