Socks & Chocs Nordic Walk Across The Somme Tour – £499 p/p    £99 deposit.

Day One 03/10/17

Bromsgrove area collection – 05:00am

Dover – 09:00am

Ferry – 10:00am (ish)

Other collections can be arranged on route should we need to.

14:00 – 14:30 Visit Vimy ridge memorial, including trenches, tunnels and
visitors centre.

18:00 – 19:00 Check in Hotel at Albert and then a meal at either the hotel or in
town (Not included in the price)

Day Two

Leave hotel 09:00

Walkers will be dropped off at the Blighty tea rooms ready for a 15km walk,
taking in Lochnagar Crater, Fricourt, Devonshire Cemetery plus many other
various cemeteries and points of interest.
Please note there are no facilities on this walk so water must be carried by all
walkers,

Non Walkers will be guided around the following sites – Lochnagar Crater, Gordon
Dump Cemetery (Bell VC) Fricourt German cemetery, Devonshire and Carnoy
cemeteries including the stories of Wilfred Nevill and two shot at dawn
casualties.

2pm – We all reconvene for lunch at the Blighty tea rooms (not included in the
price)

3pm – Drive to Mametz wood where we will walk across the front lines down to
Flat Iron Copse cemetery and the memorial to the Welsh divisions – Suitable for
all walkers.
We then drive onto Contalmaison for some short walks around the town and
visiting various sites including Contalmaison chateau cemetery, memorial to
McCraes battalion, and the Bell redoubt. These are short walks and everyone
should be able to participate. However if anyone is unable then non walkers will
also visit these sites.

19:00 – 20:00 – Back to hotel at Albert and then a meal at either the hotel or
in town (Not included in the price)

Day Three

Leave hotel at 09:00

Drive to Thiepval memorial and visitors centre.
Once here time will be spent taking in the stunning memorial and brand new
visitors centre. There is a charge for entry to the visitors centre but this is
included in the price.
Walkers will then walk the Thiepval area taking in the many cemeteries and sites
including the Leipzig and Schwaben redoubts, followed by a walk up to the Ulster
tower.
Non Walkers will visit the same sites minus the Leipzig redoubt.

12:30 – Lunch (not included in the price) and guided tour of the Thiepval wood
trenches with Teddy – Suitable for everyone

14:30 – Drive to Avrils tea room in Auchouvillers
Walkers will then take the long walk along the old Beaumont road, taking in
among other sites, the Hawthorn crater, white city and the sunken lane, then
back to Avrils to visit the trench and museum.
Non Walkers will be taken to visit Authuille & Ancre cemeteries, the sunken
lane, 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders memorial, Beaumont Hamel cemetery
and the hawthorn crater.

19:00 – 20:00 –  Back to hotel at Albert and then a meal at either the hotel or
in town (Not included in the price)

Day Four

Leave hotel 09:00

Albert Museum – (There is a charge for this but this is included in the price)
Suitable for all

Newfoundland memorial park – Suitable for all

Ferry home will be around 15:00 – 16:00 and final stop in Bromsgrove will be
around 20:00 – 21:00.

Bookable at www.baxters-battlefieldtours.com