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Tribune of British Officers

Hikes & walks in Dernancourt

The village of Dernancourt remains a sacred site for the Australians who fought there in 1918. This walk will allow you to discover the episodes of the Great War after 1916 with the mass arrival of the British. Explanations will be provided to help you to discover this key episode in the history of Europe. You will pass through the villages of the Ancre Valley.

Description sheet

DepartmentSomme
Departure municipalityDernancourt
Outing typeHike
DifficultyEasy
Duration3h00
Recommended periodfrom march to august
EnvironmentCountryside
Kilometres8 km

Access

Start from the church in the village of Dernancourt.

Itinerary

Leave Dernancourt and take the road up past the primary school. Leave the village and veer left along the road leading to the British cemetery on the road to Ribemont. Visit the British military cemetery and continue straight ahead up the hill. Take a dirt track on the right after a few hundred metres and you will find yourself at the Tribune of British Officers, where Rawlinson used his binoculars to observe the British offensive. Then, take the same path and continue along the valley keeping parallel to the road below. After crossing the fields, you will arrive in Ribemont-sur-Ancre, a village with a rich history which offers an archaeological research centre. From Ribemont, the path is indicated to Treux and back to Dernancourt. Cross the Ancre on the way out of Ribemont.

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