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Name of Range: Strensall
Location: Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Strensall, near York.
Type: Military (mostly TA/Cadet use the range)
Number of Targets: A - F ranges with 10/12 targets per range. F range is ETR only. Civilian clubs commonly use A or B range.
Terrain: Flat with tarmac and gravel paths. Gorse bushes and some boggy ground. Copses of trees give some protection from wind on A range, but otherwise the range is very exposed.
Firing Points: A range: Gravel and pits up to 300yds. Rest of ranges: elevated grass firing points to 600yds in variable conditions, mainly reasonable but there are some molehills.
Facilities: Car park and toilets. No shelter on range except for troop/sheep shelters. Targets are loaded onto a trolley and pushed down a railway track into the butts. Stoppages when parties start/finish their stint are common.
Range direction: East North East.
Prevailing conditions: Wind usually comes from right/behind the range. Can fishtail in summer. Early morning fogs are common in autumn and winter. Open, exposed range so can get very cold in winter.
Flora and Fauna: Gorse, flat open wetland. There were sheep before foot & mouth outbreak but seemingly not any more. Adders are spotted in the summer, wild fowl, frogs.
Civilian Clubs: Leeds SRC, YRA, Pickering, York D Coy etc.
Nearest Pub: Six Bells in Strensall. Excellent and cheap Samuel Smiths Bitter.
DIRECTIONS:

From M1/A1:

A64 to York. Follow A64 round south and east of York up to a large roundabout.

Take A1237 York Ringroad for approx. 3 miles.

At 3rd small roundabout, take exit for New Earswick. Look for Fire Station on right before the roundabout.

Take road through village of New Earswick.

Follow road into Strensall and past Queen Elizabeth Barracks on right.

Continue past Barracks, past gorse bushes and playing fields on right and take right turn into a copse of trees signposted Strensall Rifle Ranges.

On range road, over cattlegrid, along a straight road to gate, turn left after gate and go 300yds to the car park.

See the map on WWW.MULTIMAP.CO.UK

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