Here are places that we recommend you visit - If you find a hidden gem on the battlefield, let us know and we will feature it here!


 Butte de Warlencourt

This ancient artificial mound, the Butte de Warlencourt, marks the limit of the British advance in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Dominating the battlefield, it was strongly fortified by the Germans and withstood successive fierce attacks by the British 47th, 9th and 50th Divisions in October and November. On the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line in February 1917 it passed into British hands, only to be retaken in the German offensive of March 1918. On the 25th August 1918, during the final Allied offensive, it was reoccupied by the British 21st Division without opposition


 Double Crassier

The small town of Loos-en-Gohelle can be found just to the north of Lens, and is easily reached from the channel ports by following the A26 motorway and exiting at junction 6.1. The A21 can then be folllowed to Loos.

After leaving the motorway, one of the familiar features of the Loos battlefield will be seen well before reaching the town itself. This is the Double Crassier - twin large spoilheaps which dominate this flat mining area for miles around. Loos is just by the double crassier.

Tunnelling in War