MOD site


A walk on Browndown military training area, look but do not touch is the order of the day.


The is mainly shingle and scrub land which I am sure will yield some good wildlife in the spring when the Butterflies are out and the birds are nesting. The area has been owned by the MOD for many years and there are the remains of a Victorian Artillery battery on the site.




Most of the military use today appears to be  use of the beach for practicing amphibious troop landings. The sign at the gate said no live firing munitions have been used at the site since 1977.

An interesting fact. Allegedly at Browndown Camp the last recorded duel between two Englishmen when Lt Hawkey a marine fired and mortally wounded Captain Seton of the 11th Dragoons to settle a matter of honour,


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