Day Two (The Somme): Owen's military experiences; the places & events which inspired his war poetry. Visits to:
Return to accommodation & evening free.
- Serre & Munich Trench: Owen's first experience of the war on the Somme in 1917
- Newfoundland Park: Preserved battlefield; the reality & experience of trench warfare
- Thiepval Memorial to the Missing: The Somme as a watershed in attitudes to the war
- Blighty Valley & Crucifix Corner: The Medical services & casualties
- Dartmoor War Cemetery: Henry Webber's grave; Dulce et Decorum Est...
- Mametz & Mansel Copse: The grave of Noel Hodgson MC; changing perceptions of war
Day Three (Hindenburg Line): The road to Craiglockhart & return to active service. Visits to:
- Cerisy-Gailly Cemetery: No 13 Casualty Clearing Station where Owen was sent in 1917
- Manchester Hill: The 2nd Manchester battalion & the battle of Savy Wood in April 1917
- Maissemy German Cemetery: The failure of the Ludendorff Offensive in 1918
- Riqueval Bridge: Breaking the Hindenburg Line, 29th September 1918
- Joncourt & Swiss Cottage: Capture of the Beaurevoir-Fonsomme Line & Owen's MC
Overnight in St Quentin (3* B&B accommodation). An evening meal can be added if required.Day Four: (Sambre-Oise Canal):
The final major battle of the war & Owen's death. Visits to:
Depart for Calais & ferry crossing to Dover. Return to your local drop-off point.
- The Forester's Hut: The place where Owen spent his last night
- Sambre-Oise Canal: Owen's death in the attack on the canal on November 4th 1918
- Ors Cemetery: Wilfred Owen's grave