Somme

Walk with us along the lanes of the Somme Battlefields as we look in-depth at this iconic battle of WW1 seeing Mametz Wood,Pozières and Thiepval.

Itinerary

Day 1
Local departure by coach then to our hotel in Amiens, where we stay for four nights.

Day 2 Thiepval & Mash Valley
Walk 1: Our first walk starts at Thiepval, where we see the impressive Thiepval Memorial and then walk out to the site of the German front lines at the Leipzig Redoubt. We then follow the front line looking at the fighting here on 1st July 1916, see the Lonsdale Cemetery and walk across The Nab to Ovillers. Walk 2: Our second walk starts in Mash Valley at Ovillers and follows the front line across to La Boisselle and the Lochnagar Mine Crater. Breakfast

Day 3 Mametz Wood & Poziéres
Walk 3: Our walks today begin as we follow the attack of the 38th (Welsh) Division on Mametz Wood, walking up Death Valley, seeing the Welsh Dragon Memorial and Flat Iron Copse Cemetery before ending in Bazentin. Walk 4: In the afternoon we start in the village of Pozières where Australian soldiers fought in July-September 1916 and walk across the battlefield here to the site of Mouquet Farm, or Mucky Farm to the troops. We end at Courcelette looking at the story of the Canadians on the Somme. Breakfast

Day 4 The Somme
Walk 5: Our final walk looks at the fighting on the Somme in March and September 1918, where we walk from Villers-Guislain to Pigeon Ravine, across an area of the Hindenburg Line battlefields. After lunch in St. Quentin, we see some of the 1918 sectors here, including the canal bridge at Riqueval and the US Cemetery and Memorial at Bony. Breakfast

Day 5
Return home. Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis Amiens Centre Cathedrale.

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