A little bit of exploration on the dunes lead to a discovery that surprised me, and some rudimentary amateur archeology!
There are a number of other granite stones here, and some tipped over concrete foundations for WW2 posts of some sort I'm guessing.
As for the range, there isn't much information out there online, except that it ceased to be used in the early 1900s. The archive may be useful if you ask for C/A5/8 ("surrender of lease on Blanches Banques rifle range") and C/A5/9 (rifle range at Blanches Banques with plan) amongst documents from 1895 to 1903.
You're going to go and look, aren't you? Enjoy your walk! (and do leave a comment if you appreciate my efforts, thanks, or give this a mention on FaceBook please)
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