Training areas

#1
Right then im sick to death of taking cadets to the same old training areas every month. What are your favourite training areas and places to take cadets for there APC type stuff ie expedition/adventure training (in the UK obviously). Our heirachy must think the only places to go are within an hours drive of the county lines. To be honest it gets a tad boring. Any feed back would be a great help

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#2
Devon

Woodbury Common - Lightly wooded, undulating.
Saunton Sands - Sand Dunes, and Sea
Dartmoor - Hills and more Hills

Hope that helps! If you want more data about Devon then pm me?
 
#8
Oh fecking hell leek.......... what an interesting little place that is........... shame they closed the actual camp down though.
Totally agree on the soul destroying part.
 
#9
Sennybridge. :D

Nesscliffe is quite nice, though I go there in July. The accomodation is shite, but I was only 5 metres from the cookhouse :p
 
#10
Stanta (Norfolk)... spent so much bloody time there it's like a home from home.
On the upside it's got facilities for almost every type of training you could want to do.

I didn't like Otterburn very much, it was too wet.
 
#11
Otterburn is the dog's bollocks. Nice hills in the Coquet Valley in the north, flat ground in the south, Kielder forest in the west and fish and chips at Whitley Bay in the east. Lots of sheep and heather everywhere. Sixty thousand hectares of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, full of rare flora and fauna, most of it unexplored by anyone else. What more could you want!
 
#13
Dukeries just up the road also,(from Proteus) small but useful
Think it, as well as Proteus booked through Stanta
 
#14
I used to love Bovvy training area when I was a cadet. Vaguely recall the part we used referred to as the Mexy range, can anyone enlighten me as to why?
 
#15
Xplosiverab said:
RAF Caerwent


Nuff' Said
You will be very lucky to get this area, the vast majority of UK units deploying to Iraq go through this place so its always booked up. It's a pain in the arrse getting around there because everywhere on the area looks the same. The best time to bid for the area is early May time because the lot who deploy in April have gone and the guys who deploy in October will just be starting in house training.
 
#16
Country_Bumpkin said:
Otterburn is the dog's balls. Nice hills in the Coquet Valley in the north, flat ground in the south, Kielder forest in the west and fish and chips at Whitley Bay in the east. Lots of sheep and heather everywhere. Sixty thousand hectares of beautiful Northumbrian countryside, full of rare flora and fauna, most of it unexplored by anyone else. What more could you want!
Hear, hear. Fish and chips at Rothbury and a very nice pub at Holystone, IIRC.
 
#18
Nesscliffe is pretty good, but as someone else said - all expense spared as far as the accomodation goes! Even in the Officers Mess you're lucky to have a single socket in your room. If you ever go, just remember to bring a big stockpile of extension leads and 4 gang sockets!

But a great training area - good size etc with some buildings etc. Good places for AT nearby too if you have the time.
 
#20
Bramley. OK, it's small, ring fenced and enclosed. BUT it's excellent should you want to give a weekend Escape and Evasion exercise a go! No members of the public bimbling through - all good. Plus the home unit - if you can get hold of them - are often willing to come down and give a couple of lectures.
 

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