The Woods of La Hutte and Le Gheer
The woods of La Hutte and Le Gheer are on themselves the largest wooded surface between Lille and the coast. They were used as fire lines in 14-18. Numerous soldiers died in these woods and the paths in the woods kept the names of London streets, like at the time of the war.
« The Memory Path »: Walk commented by a guide of the Tourism Office of Comines-Warneton lasting about 2h30, and recalling the conflicts of the First World War that took place in and around Ploegsteert. The tour starts at the Ploegsteert Memorial. It is based on historical and anecdotic evocations of the conflicts between the British and German forces. The tour further runs through the woods of La Hutte and of Ploegsteert, with explanatory visit to the main cemeteries come across: Prowse Point, Mud Lane, Toronto Avenue, Ploegsteert Wood, Rifle House.
It ends at Memorial.
21, chemin du Moulin Soete, 7780 Comines
Tel: 00 32 (0)56/ 55 56 00 - Fax 00 32 (0) 56/55 56 08
To get access to the Tourism Office, click >>ici<<