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Dazscuba

I am visiting Ypres in March and am looking for some small CWGC sites to visit which are out of the way and not visited much.

Also some out of the way sites that you think are interesting. 

I will be doing the normal ones so just looking for something different. 

 

Thanks 

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jonbem
Dazscuba

Thanks jonbem 

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m0rris

On my last visit we spent the afternoon walking around the nature reserve at Palingbeek, sited on the old front line, and came across Chester Farm cemetery in the most peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended.

 

 

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Dazscuba

Thank you 

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Marilyne
2 hours ago, m0rris said:

On my last visit we spent the afternoon walking around the nature reserve at Palingbeek, sited on the old front line, and came across Chester Farm cemetery in the most peaceful surroundings. Highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

LOVE the pic!!!! 

 

M.

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m0rris
47 minutes ago, Marilyne said:

 

LOVE the pic!!!! 

 

M.

Thank you!

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JWK

If it's a dark and dreary and rainy day: go to Ploegsteert Wood.

Start at Prowse Point Cemetery and walk down to Ploegsteert Wood cemetery.

Didn't quite feel at ease there (but then it was a dark, dreary, rainy day when I visited. May be different when it's a clear, bright, sunny day!)

 

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JWK

Also: the Command Bunker at Kemmelberg.

It's 1950's, Cold War on steroids, so véry not WW1, but nevertheless véry véry véry interesting!
And while in the neighbourhood why not pay it a visit?
 

Need to book tickets in advance though:

http://www.toerismeheuvelland.be/en/command-bunker-kemmel

 

Well worth the visit!

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Fattyowls
On 25/01/2019 at 18:33, Marilyne said:

 

LOVE the pic!!!! 

 

M.

 

Definitely a few of your favourite things major.......

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Fattyowls

Daz, you may have already seen it but if you haven't the RE Grave on the ridge at Bellewaarde is a small site with lots of history. It's there because of the miners lost in the immediate area which was a tunnelling hot spot. from the ridge you can see back down to Hellfire Corner and Ypres itself, and see why the position was important, the Liverpool Scottish memorial is in the wood a little bit further along the path, as this was the debut of the 1/10th battalion in June 1915, and their medical officer, one Lt. Chavasse won the MC here.

 

Pete.

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roel22
1 hour ago, JWK said:

Also: the Command Bunker at Kemmelberg.

It's 1950's, Cold War on steroids, so véry not WW1, but nevertheless véry véry véry interesting!

 

Should you be going to the Kemmelberg it's also worth to climb the tower on top of the hill. Offers spectacular views over the battlefields of april/may 1918!

 

Roel

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Dazscuba

Thanks very much for the above, all put into a small book for

mu planning. 

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Harveyfletch

Dazscuba , take a look at the blog , www.thebignote.com . It has some good tours around Ypres on there . It's a great web site. Cheers .Dom

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Dazscuba

Thanks Dom looking now 

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