Public access is granted for up to 50 days in each year, however, as a rule the number of days granted falls well short of the maximum. Public notices are posted on the Ministry of Defence website and in the local press. Access is usually granted during the Easter and Christmas/New Year periods; also, during August. The military training programme will dictate dates of public access in any one year.
St Giles Church is Now Closed to Visitors
Further Dates in 2014 when you will be able to visit Imber.
Service of Remembrance
The annual service of remembrance will be held at St Giles Church on Saturday 8th November at 1100hrs. Anybody wanting to join the service should go to Warminster Vedette Post No 2 (VP2) to arrive no later than 1000hrs (10am).
To reach VP2, go along Imber Road, over the railway bridge, pass the Land Warfare Centre (LWC) on your left hand side, go up Sack Hill and you will reach VP2. For those with satnav, the postcode for the LWC is BA12 0DJ.
You will be allowed to take your own car over the range to Imber. However, all cars will have to be escorted across the training area in a convoy. Everybody will leave Imber together directly after the service of remembrance.
Do not be late at VP2 !! If you arrive after the convoy has left for Imber you WILL NOT be able to join in the service !
Festival of Carols
The Imber Festival of Carols will be held on Saturday 20th December at 1430hrs. Entry will be Ticket only. Tickets will be on sale from 8th November.
Full Details of the Festival and how to apply for tickets are here
Christmas and New Year.
St Giles Church will be open to visitors as follows:
Sunday 21st December
Saturday 27th December through to Sunday 4th January
Opening times on each day will be 11am (1100hrs) until 4pm (1600hrs)
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Salisbury Plain Wildflower Honey and copies of the 70th anniversary booklet will be on sale as will church guides and post cards.
Please note: In the event of snow or other adverse weather conditions, it is unlikely that the church will be open. Sign up to the Imber Mailing List and you will be the first to know of any last minute closures !
Withdrawal of Access
The Ministry of Defence may withdraw access to Imber for operational reasons at short notice. Please check here near to the time you wish to visit as we will post any changes as soon as possible after we are made aware of them. We cannot be held responsible for nugatory travel or accommodation expenses in the event that the MoD refuses access to Imber.
Access to Imber Ranges in 2014
The September edition of the SPTA Newsletter announces the dates in 2014 when the Ministry of Defence will allow access to Imber and St Giles Church. Please refer to the September Newsletter for the dates and conditions of access.
You should note that the published access dates and times can be revised or withdrawn by the MoD at short notice for operational reasons.
Join the Mailing List to be among the first to be advised of open days, changes to access and other details - see below.
Please note that the Ministry of Defence always reserves the right to close off access to Salisbury Plain and Imber for operational reasons and without notice.
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Further information will be posted here when available.