Walking the Somme Battlefields

Visiting: Thiepval & Mash Valley, Mametz Wood & Poziéres, The Somme, London


Duration: 0 Nights

Tour Operator: Leger Holidays


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Tour Overview

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.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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

icon Day 2 Thiepval & Mash Valley

Location: 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.

icon Day 3 Mametz Wood & Poziéres

Location: 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.

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Location: 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.

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Return home.

Accommodation

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

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Dates & Availability

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Monday Jun 28, 2021

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5

Available

14

Monday Aug 09, 2021

Nights

5

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20

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Nights

5

Available

8

Monday Aug 08, 2022

Nights

5

Available

12

Monday, Jun 28, 2021

5Nights

14Available

Monday, Aug 09, 2021

5Nights

20Available

Monday, Jun 27, 2022

5Nights

8Available

Monday, Aug 08, 2022

5Nights

12Available