The Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing has its own Adventure Training Centre which is located on a site, owned by Welsh Water, just outside of Elan Village in the Elan Valley, Wales.
The main purpose for the use of this site and other local facilities within the area is to provide a base camp, thereby enabling our cadets to undertake adventure training in general, and expeditionary training specifically. The surrounding area is mainly below 1500 feet and therefore provides eminently suitable Non-Wild terrain, ideal for both junior cadets as well as those with more experience. It allows us to set `base camp' routes in both Non Wild and Wild country, and is therefore appropriate for Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions at all levels.
The Wing has this centre on a lease expiring in September 2010. The centre is available for use throughout the year by units from our wing only. The centre is self funding and as such there is a charge for its use. The centre has permanent accommodation for 30 cadets and 6 staff a fully equipped kitchen, dining room showers and toilets.
For Training in Wales all routes need to be cleared by HQ Army Wales at Brecon. Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing have had 16 such routes within the Elan Valley area pre cleared. Trace maps and route cards for these pre approved routes are available from within the secure section of this website.
Squadrons can print this information and submit it as part of their adventure training applications to Regional HQ. We also have a tented camp site approved by HQ Army Wales near the local village, with approved routes to that site from the Elan Valley training centre thus enabling our cadets to gain tented camping experience.