Joining the army cadets lets people aim higher, feel more confident and get a head start on your future. Every year thousands of young people join the Army Cadets for fun, friendship, action and adventure. This article looks at what to expect in Lancaster and the Cadet Halton Training Camp Kit that you will need.

CCAT has three main UK based delivery centres:

  • Capel Curig Training Camp located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales
  • Halton Training Camp near Lancaster on the banks of the River Lune just 20 minutes south of the Lake District
  • Feshiebridge Lodge nestled in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park just 8 miles from Aviemore and within easy reach of the Scottish Highlands.

There are also overseas bases to deliver a range courses in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Spain.

This article concentrates on the Halton Training Camp near Lancaster

Halton Training Camp

CCAT now offer cadets aged 15 years only an opportunity to participate in a 5 day Multi Activity package. These courses are conducted from our locations at Halton in Lancashire and Bavaria in Southern Germany.


  • Halton Road
  • Lancaster
  • Lancashire
  • LA2 6LW
  • United Kingdom

Halton Training Camp is situated on the bank of the river Lune just 5 miles from the city of Lancaster and only 30 minutes from the Lake District. The site is operated and managed by Landmarc Support Services, Defence Training Estates North.


  • 700 beds, all ranks
  • 1, 2, 3, 6 bed rooms and 20 and 40 bed dormitories
  • Green field camp site


  • All ranks centralised restaurant, 300 seats
  • All dietary needs are catered for.
  • Packed and container meal are available.

Equipment storage and maintenance Facilities

  • A range of onsite storage facilities are available
  • Drying Rooms

Training Facilities

  • Indoor Climbing Wall (Equipment not provided)
  • 25m NDA Range
  • Lecture rooms
  • Onsite river access

Off Duty Faculties

  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Pay phone
  • TV room
  • Football pitch

Transport to Halton, Training Camp

There are 3 main ways to get from City of Lancaster to Halton, Training Camp by bus, taxi or foot

  • Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Sainsbury’s Layby to Halton Camp – 9 minutes
  • Take a taxi from City of Lancaster to Halton, Training Camp 4.8 km – 6 minutes
  • Walk from City of Lancaster to Halton, Training Camp 3.6 km – 43 minutes

The City of Lancaster

Steeped in history, the city of Lancaster has royal ties stretching back to the House of Lancaster in Medieval times.

Under the title of Duke of Lancaster, Queen Elizabeth II still has large holdings in this picturesque patch of Northwest England.

Lancaster has a sophisticated character that comes partly from the local pale sandstone used for almost every monument, from the imperious castle to the Custom House on the city’s former docks.

If your offspring are attending Cadet Training at Halton Training Camp, then you can stay in city of Lancaster where there are plenty of things to do including:

Lancaster Castle

This rise overlooking Lancaster and the River Lune has been fortified since the Romans, and today’s castle sprang from the Norman Conquest.

A lot of the surviving architecture, including the formidable gatehouse, is from a 15th-century reinforcement.

Ashton Memorial

This spectacular neo-Baroque folly in Williamson Park can be seen for miles. In the 1900s Lord Ashton had this 50-metre-high monument constructed in memory of his second wife, Jessy.

Lancaster Priory Church

This stunning Perpendicular Gothic church dates to the 14th and 15th century, when it belonged to a Benedictine priory that had been founded in 1094.

Cadet Halton Training Camp Kit

Supply Drop offers a wide range of Cadet Halton Training Camp Kit at exceptionally good prices, including items such as:

  • Boots
  • Boot brushes
  • Polishing cloth
  • Shoe polish
  • Boot socks
  • Trouser ties
  • Camoflauge boot care carry all pouch – can be attached to webbing or rucksack