Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Anzac Front Walking Route


michaeldr
 Share

Recommended Posts

Being pointed out elsewhere on-line by Krithia (Stephen Chambers

this is from the Official Twitter Account of Directorate of Gallipoli Historic Site

995582962_NewAnzactrail.jpg.cfa5c8616635246445c3cf0622164f10.jpg

 

 

Looking forward to further details being published soon

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Michael

 

Looks interesting what is happening.

 

Ian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Luckily, they didn't pour concrete this time.

 

It's only good for rather obscure parts of the area will be more reachable. Interested people had already been tracing a more or less similar route for years and years. I don't think any ordinary Turkish visitor will take this route instead of getting off the bus, and that's the problem that should be solved.

 

Thank you for sharing, Michael.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

21 hours ago, Leros24 said:

Be interested if they would look to do similar routes for Helles and Suvla.

 

Leros,

I imagine that the difficulty in providing similar routes at Helles and Suvla, is that most of the land on those two fronts is valuable for agriculture, whereas at Anzac practically the whole length of the route will be forestry or rough scrub.

When I first went to check the site of the Helles trench where I believe my grandfather was wounded in June 1915, I got around the field without any problem as there were only a few cheep there at that time. Since then however, I have been back on at least a couple of occasions and couldn't get anywhere near the spot because of the field was planted with crops each time.

 

regards

Michael

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree. I was fortunate to visit the peninsula in 2000. It seemed odd to my guide that I wanted to go to anywhere else other than Anzac!  Made it to both Helles and Suvla as well, plus some of the Dardanelles forts.

BTW my employer hosted a visit by HMS Ocean at that time but the officers I spoke to were unaware that they had passed the site of their predecessor’s sinking. The Turkish military museum in Istanbul has a RN ensign but I can’t recall which ship it came from.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One problem that is already making itself apparent with this otherwise positive project is regrowth. 

 

The area below Lone Pine that was cleared early this year is experiencing rapid regrowth of scrub and low coverage trees shooting from existing stumps. Without repeated clearance work on a regular basis, at least some of these cleared areas will revert to heavy plant coverage in a year or so.

 

Clearance work in the French sector at the Quadrilateral uncovered fine examples of trenches cut into the rocky terrain though the impact of this work is being lost as rapid regrowth has taken place over the past year. 

 

Cheers

Bill

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bill

 

Your absolutely right there - I remember in May this year, how surprised I was by the extent of the re-growth on Hunter-Weston Hill

However with a footpath or track, rather than a wider area, the chances are that once built and established the route can be maintained without too much difficulty

 

best regards

Michael

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...