Tour Dates: 24 - 28 April 2022   

Price Per Person: £895:00 (£120:00 Single Supplement)

Hotel: 4 nights Central Arras (on a B&B Basis)    

Walking Arras 2022  



 

 Day One: Sunday 24 April  
After joining the tour at Ebbsfleet we cross over to France and make a visit to the memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette to provide context for the Battle of Arras in April 1917

Day Two: Monday 25 April  
Walk One - the morning follows the Seventh Corps advance between Henin and Cherisy, starting at Saint Martin Calvaire CWGC we make our war up onto the Hindenburg Line outposts following the 30th Division advance towards Cuckoo Passage, passing a number of isolated battlefield cemeteries before ending at Cherisy and the story of Sandy Turnbull of the 8th East Surrey Regiment in 1918. 

Walk Two - Starting with a visit to London Cemetery just outside of Neuville-Vitasse, we move to the north and walk from Thilloy to Wancourt, specifically following the advance of the 14th (Light) Division through Tigris Lane and Hibers Trench     
   
Day Three: Tuesday 26 April
Walk Three - we begin the day in the footsteps of the 12th (Eastern) Division as they advanced on Observation Ridge, we follow the ground they attacked over before crossing into the 3rd Division sector around Chapel Hill and ending at Feuchy Chapel 

Walk Four - Beginning at the 9th (Scottish) Division Memorial, relocated from Pont de jour, we cross the battlefield towards Fampoux and passing the Seaforth’s Memorial before ending at Chilly Trench CWGC 

Day Four - Wednesday 27 April 
The morning is spent making a number of key visits, including the Arras Memorial at Faubourg d'Ameins, the German cemetery at Neuville Saint Vaast, the incredible Maison Blanche subterrain facility and Zivy Crater

Walk Five - Starting at Thelus Crossroads we will study the Canadian Corps assault on the Vimy Ridge, passing through the memorial park and ending at the Vimy Ridge Memorial overlooking the Douai Plain 

Day Five - Thursday 28 April 
After leaving the hotel we visit Mont St Eloi to discuss the role of the RFC & RNAS during the battle and nearby Ecoivres with its fascinating graffiti before heading back to Calais and onwards travel to the UK