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Itinerary and training

Find out more about our itinerary during your Western Front Trek.

Day 1: London - France (Somme region)

Transport from London to the Somme region of France. You will then check in to the hotel and receive a trip briefing. 

Day 2: Somme region - Beaumont Hamel

Today's walking through the Somme region will take in Lochnagar Crater, Thiepval memorial to the Missing and Beaumont Hamel trenches

Day 3: Vimy Ridge - Canadian Memorial - Double Cressier

Walking today will take in Vimy Ridge and the iconic Canadian Memorial also Double Cressier which dominates the landscape of the area. 

Day 4: The Bluff Memorial - Menin Gate

Today starts from The Bluff Memorial and visits Hill 60 and 62. Also Essex Farm – where John McRae wrote the famous Flanders Fields poem  before finishing at the Menin Gate for the moving Last Post ceremony.             

Day 5: Ypres - London

Travel from Ypres back to London. 

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Taking the right equipment for your challenge is very important. The weather can be unpredictable so you should be prepared for all conditions by bringing good quality kit to keep you warm or cool as appropriate, and dry. 

Essential kit and clothing you'll need on trek includes:

  • Walking boots and socks
  • Wicking base layers
  • Insulating mid-layer
  • Fleece or thick jumper
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap
  • Small day-sack
  • Water bottles or a hydration bladder
  • Sunglasses

A small, personal first aid kit is also really helpful and should be carried with you in your day-pack each day. Your first aid kit should include:

  • Regular medication
  • Sun block (minimum 30 SPF)
  • Painkillers
  • Insect repellent
  • Anti-histamines
  • Plasters and blister dressing
  • Rehydration sachets

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