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kelly
On ‎13‎/‎02‎/‎2018 at 20:08, BIFFO said:

Shrewsbury forest  along the Menin rd past Hooge  turn right at Clapham junction,as you enter the wood turn right keep walking to the edge of the wood German bunkers remains of trenches you look around you will see lots

if stuck pm me

:poppy:

Hi Biffo, 3 of us going over to Ypres mid March. I'd like to walk a wood especially Shrewsbury Wood, can you send me any plans, details you may have please

Do you know where Herenthage Wood (I think) I believe its west of Hooge

 

Regards

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BIFFO

would love to help you but I have never heard of it I will e mail a guide I know 

have sent e mail 

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BIFFO

guide has answered says it a chateau ?

will pm directions and other stuff

so ok have you been to ypres 

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Darruss
On 13/02/2018 at 13:43, trenchtrotter said:

 

But if you enter it is private property. We merely stopped at perimeter to look at some concrete structures and we observed from passing vehicles and also a car stopped a discreet distance and remained until we got back into our car. that was March. Likely to get challenged here?? 

Not Private at all, public footpath through wood to Adinfer Village, owner friendly, showed us some hidden gems. 

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trenchtrotter
9 hours ago, Darruss said:

Not Private at all, public footpath through wood to Adinfer Village, owner friendly, showed us some hidden gems. 

Still private property even if a path. Probably right to walk on path only? Or owner tolerates. AFAIK it’s privately owned.

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andrew pugh

Hi nikp

Try Mametz Wood (Strip Trench) on the fringes of the wood. Trones Wood, Bailiff Wood, plenty of shell craters.These woods are all related to the Somme fighting.

Regards

Andy

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horrocks
On 03/04/2019 at 14:09, andrew pugh said:

Hi nikp

Try Mametz Wood (Strip Trench) on the fringes of the wood. Trones Wood, Bailiff Wood, plenty of shell craters.These woods are all related to the Somme fighting.

Regards

Andy

 

Bailiff is tiny, but certainly very cratered. The line of strip trench is certainly evident, as, sadly, is evidence of recent digging. Trones is interesting, undoubtedly private (there are signs) but accessible. I certainly wouldn't venture in during the shooting season. It is still heavily cratered, even in the little bit on the other side of the track that sticks out towards Guillemont, where it is possible to feel that you are walking on a very recent battlefield. And there is a pervading sense of gloom, whatever the season. It is possible to follow the course of the railway track through the wood, with large craters on each side in some places. Mametz Wood has changing moods, some of which can be very forbidding, but Trones is relentlessly gloomy.

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Hyacinth1326

Isn't Baliff Wood where George Butterworth won his MC with DLI 23 Division ? 

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andrew pugh

Hi nikp

You could also have a look in Pigeon Wood, which was held by the Germans in 1916. A still present German trench runs the whole length of the wood.

Regards

Andy

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simond9x

Could someone clarify the current position re Trones Wood please? Some years ago, I walked around it then back down through the middle, north to south. At the time, I was ignorant of some of the issues regarding privacy, hunting, etc but I really don't recall seeing any signs preventing entry (or I wouldn't have done so). I have always thought I'd like to do this walk again sometime but obviously don't want to trespass on private land. Thanks.

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horrocks

Baillif is indeed associated with Butterworth.

 

There is at least one old keep out or Chasse Reservé sign in Trones higher up, but the place feels very neglected. I went in a few years ago further down. Beware of a deep and overgrown abandoned excavation near the railway track in the middle.

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