Sennybridge Training Area

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Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA)
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Sennybridge Training Area
Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA) is located in Powys
Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA)
Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA)
Location within Powys
Coordinates 52°03′07″N 3°33′32″W / 52.05194°N 3.55889°W / 52.05194; -3.55889Coordinates: 52°03′07″N 3°33′32″W / 52.05194°N 3.55889°W / 52.05194; -3.55889
Type Training Area
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Controlled by Defence Infrastructure Organisation[1]
Site history
Built 1939
Built for War Office
In use 1939-Present

The Sennybridge Training Area (SENTA) is a UK Ministry of Defence military training area near the village of Sennybridge in Powys, Wales. It consists of approximately 31,000 acres (12,000 ha) of Ministry of Defence freehold land and 6,000 acres (2,500 ha) of land leased from Forest Enterprise.[2]

Danger sign above Cwm Graig Ddu

The training area is the third largest military training area in the United Kingdom.[1] It covers 12 miles (19 km) south west to north east and 5 miles (8 km) south east to north west.[1] It lies to the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park on Mynydd Eppynt.[3] The site was acquired by the War Office in 1939.[4]


  • Soldier Development Wing - part of ATC Pirbright.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Defence Training Estates -About (Website accessed: 22/08/10)
  2. ^ MoD - About Defence (website accessed: 22/08/10)
  3. ^ Sennybridge Tourist Information (website accessed: 22/08/10)
  4. ^ "Sennybridge Training Area" (PDF). Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Soldier Development Wing (SDW)". British Army. Retrieved 8 March 2014.