Later, General Lord Baden-Powell, based in Richmond from 1908 to 1910, was tasked by the War Office to establish a military training area in the north of England and he chose Catterick.
The marshland area of Fingringhoe Ranges is part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest ().
Access is not allowed when the red flags situated at each end of the walk are flying.
It is therefore advisable to check the access times with the range control prior to a visit to the area.
National Trust land surrounding the training area is an urban common to which there is a right of access on foot and on horseback.
Firing times at Holcombe Moor Telephone: 01204 882991 Otterburn Training Area is the second largest live firing range in the country and has been used for military training since 1911.