Holcombe Moor Training Camp

Holcombe Moor Training Centre is available for use by all Military Organisations; Regular, Reserve Unit or cadet from any Service.  The primary users of the Centre are members of the Cadet Forces, but bids for use will always be accepted from the Regular and Reserve forces.

Holcombe moor is situated near the small town of Ramsbottom and the nearest major town is Bury. The village is located on the slopes of Holcombe Moor. Much of the moorland around the village is in the care of the National Trust and is popular with walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. There are shops and pubs with in a short distance of the camp and bus transport links to Bolton and Bury.

Holcombe Moor over the period FY 2017/18 had 25,806 ‘Heads on beds’ and over 9,700 people using the Camp for training and meetings.  The camp is also available for bookings from non-military personnel via the Alternative Venues programme.

Holcombe Moor Training Camp Mission

Is to make Holcombe Moor Training Camp and its ranges and training areas available to support the training requirements for:

  • Regular units/organisations
  • Reserve units/organisations
  • Cadet units/organisations – SCC, ACF, ATC & CCF
  • Other Government Departments

The Staff at Holcombe Moor are very supportive in assisting with the booking process for both the Dry Training Area and ranges. For further information speak to Mr Neil Nelson.

Facilities at Holcombe Moor Training Camp

202 beds comprising of 10 man and 2 man rooms

8 x electronic pop up targetry for dry infantry skill/training

Lecture rooms equipped with media facilities

Soft lecture rooms for briefings with media facilities

Lecture hall

Spacious dining facilities.

Bar available on request

Laundry and drying room

Medical treatment room

IT Suite

Vehicle parking area

.22 indoor range

White house visiting unit store office facility

Welfare centre – featuring luxury Chesterfield sofa’s , TVs and soft furnishings


Training areas booked through DIO include

400 metre range

Clay pigeon range

Bivvy site

Large & small troop shelter

Obstacle course

CBRN chamber


Reserve Forces