Last Updated 31 Oct 2018


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.

How to get there

Imber can be approached from Warminster (off the B3414) and the A360 (Salisbury to Devizes Road) at Gore Cross between Tilshead and West Lavington: also, from Bratton (off the B3098) and Heytesbury (off the A36).

Imber does not have a Postcode.  The grid reference is ST965 485

Escorted Convoy Entry

There are occasions when access to Imber is restricted by British Army activities on the Salisbury Plain Military Training Area.  On these published occasions access is only possible by escorted convoy both to and from Imber.  The usual meeting point for starting a convoy is the Warminster Vedette Post No 2 (VP2).

To find VP2 you will need to make your way to Postcode BA12 0DJ which is at Warminster Waterloo Lines (formerly The Land Warfare Centre) in Imber Road.  VP2 is about a further 0.5 miles up Sack Hill soon after passing the Tank Washdown.


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It seems that quite a few people miss the turning from the A360. Coming from Salisbury and three miles from Tilshead take the left turn just after the sign displaying West Lavington ahead and the Ridgeway to the right. Coming from Devizes and one and three quarter miles from West Lavington take the right turn just after the sign displaying Tilshead ahead and the Ridgeway to the left. Having made the turn keep straight on, passing a group of white houses on the left. Imber village is three and a half miles from the main road. If coming from Warminster take the Imber Road, passing the garrison church of St Giles and the Land Warfare Centre on the left. Keep straight on for approximately six miles until you reach Imber village.

(No details have been included for the Heytesbury and Bratton roads as these are not very good roads, although some people do use them).