From the Sea to the Somme

Event date: 
Thursday, 14 August, 2014 to Sunday, 24 August, 2014
Location: 
Belgium and France

Essex-based historian, mule and horse owner, Andy Smerdon, will be taking Meg the Mule and Mack the Horse along the British and Belgian sectors of the Western Front. Andy aims to travel from the coast near to Nieuwpoort in Belgium, through Ypres, and then down towards the river Somme.

The trip will follow as near as possible the general outline of the Western Front, taking in a number of Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials along the way. The group hope to camp out in farmer’s fields and woods, much as the men of the British Expeditionary Force would of done in 1914.