Warcop Training Area, situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Appleby and Brough, is one of the largest Army training areas in the UK.
Public access to the Danger Area (this can clearly be seen from Ordnance Survey map OL19, Howgill Fells and Upper Eden Valley) is limited to rights of way only when live firing is not taking place. These non-firing days can be obtained from the local paper, libraries, tourist information centres, youth hostels, ringing 0800 783 5181 and from the Gov.UK website.
A Warcop training area - access opportunities leaflet (PDF 3MB) is also available and can also be obtained from local Tourist Information Centres. Permits to climb specified routes up Mickle Fell are available from the Range Officer, Warcop Training Area, Warcop, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6PA. Guided Walks are occasionally organised, allowing access to otherwise unavailable areas such as Helbeck Woods and Little Fell, tel 017683 43227 for details.