This section of the Long, Long Trail is about the British battlefields of the Great War. It is under development so please bear with me as I add pages.
Guidance on touring the battlefields
Visiting the battlefields
If you are considering or planning your own trip? Are you looking for ideas of where to go?
My guides to each area of the Western Front give you specific information: how to get there, local amenities and the sites to see. You can see them listed below: click through for all the detail.
- My guide to Ypres (Flanders/Belgium)
- My guide On the way to Wipers! A battlefield tour before you get there
- My guide to Poperinge (Flanders/Belgium)
- My guide to the Somme (France)
- My guide to Arras (France)
- My guide to St-Quentin (France)
See my article from the October 2012 edition of “Your Family History” magazine on the steps you should take when planning your own independent tour of the battlefields of France and Belgium. Article (pdf format, opens in new window)
Gazetteer of the Western Front
This is is in a very fledgling state, but do take a peep: Gazetteer of the Western Front
The Long, Long Trail’s Google Earth guides
You don’t even need to leave your seat. My Google Earth guides form a vital part of your tour planning: Google Earth guides
Recommended battlefield tour guide books
An increasingly populated part of the market. If you need books, follow this advice: Recommended reading
Campaign and trench maps
We have maps galore on site, and guidance on where to find others: our map pages