Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Planning, Trip > Travellers Seeking Travellers

Travellers Seeking Travellers Meet up with other travellers on the road, or find someone to travel with to the ends of the earth!
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4 May 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: telford uk
Posts: 4
battelfields in europe WW1

looking to visit some WW1 sites around n/france/belgium etc,intending to go towards end of may but very flexible in time frame. Is there any one doing this sort of trip soon ..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 5 May 2008
Gecko's Avatar
Slippery when wet
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Buxton,Derbyshire
Posts: 291
I'm planning to get down there sometime soon. As I live in belgium I need to go down to recce out some routes and look around ahead of a pending visit by my father in law in July.
There's a wealth of info on the UKGSER.com website :
Battlefields & Military Interest - ::. UKGS'er.com .::

Don't know if you have a Garmin GPS , if you do I have a load of points of interest waypoints you may find useful. I didn't put these together myself but full credit to those that did - this is a remarkable bit of research that allows a Garmin GPS to take you all over the Ypres and Somme battlefields. Send me a PM with your email address and I can email them to you.

No good to anyone that doesn't have a Garmin GPS I'm afraid - you won't be able to view the file but I could send an Excel file with the LAT/LONG positions - to give you and idea there are 266 points just around Ypres and 242 around the Somme - most of these are memorials or significant battlefield points of interest.
__________________
...on the road to nowhere...

Biking roads by bikers for bikers www.bestbikingroads.com
Get involved - save a life today www.bmdw.org

Last edited by Gecko; 5 May 2008 at 09:07.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5 May 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: West Yorkshire UK
Posts: 1,219
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gecko View Post
I'm planning to get down there sometime soon. As I live in belgium I need to go down to recce out some routes and look around ahead of a pending visit by my father in law in July.
There's a wealth of info on the UKGSER.com website :
Battlefields & Military Interest - ::. UKGS'er.com .::

Don't know if you have a Garmin GPS , if you do I have a load of points of interest waypoints you may find useful. I didn't put these together myself but full credit to those that did - this is a remarkable bit of research that allows a Garmin GPS to take you all over the Ypres and Somme battlefields. Send me a PM with your email address and I can email them to you.

No good to anyone that doesn't have a Garmin GPS I'm afraid - you won't be able to view the file but I could send an Excel file with the LAT/LONG positions - to give you and idea there are 266 points just around Ypres and 242 around the Somme - most of these are memorials or significant battlefield points of interest.
Ypres is a very good base to tour the British/Belgian locations. Verdun is a very good base and is close to forts etc. as they "stood" in 1918. If you have an interest in the second world war, you are also close to the Ardennes which has some decent roads and points of interest.

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5 May 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sunderland, UK
Posts: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gecko View Post
No good to anyone that doesn't have a Garmin GPS I'm afraid - you won't be able to view the file but I could send an Excel file with the LAT/LONG positions - to give you and idea there are 266 points just around Ypres and 242 around the Somme - most of these are memorials or significant battlefield points of interest.
Can the Garmin POI's be converted to view in Google Earth? If not, could you send me the Excel file by email and I'll make a POI set for TomTom. Much appreciated

craigmitchell76@hotmail.co.uk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5 May 2008
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: GENT Belgium
Posts: 508
The Last Post

The last Post is a must, every evening in the city of Ypres at the Menin Gate at 7.45pm. The last post is for every fallen man without a grave. Very moving !! Also the city museum in Ypres is excellent. Try to stay at Talbot house (www.talbothouse.be)..... Also look at the German war graves, very interesting contrast …

Other information; Sanctuary Wood, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele or here’s a link Wereldoorlog I in de Westhoek - The Great War in Flanders Fields



We shall never forget !
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5 May 2008
Gecko's Avatar
Slippery when wet
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Buxton,Derbyshire
Posts: 291
Quote:
Originally Posted by craig76 View Post
Can the Garmin POI's be converted to view in Google Earth? If not, could you send me the Excel file by email and I'll make a POI set for TomTom. Much appreciated

craigmitchell76@hotmail.co.uk
You've got mail ! .... and YES these can be viewed in Google earth . The Garmin mapsource software has a link to enable this to be easily done.
__________________
...on the road to nowhere...

Biking roads by bikers for bikers www.bestbikingroads.com
Get involved - save a life today www.bmdw.org
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5 May 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 3,370
Thumbs up Before Endeavours Fade

This book is a good guide, that has stood the test of time and it is now updated I see:-
BEFORE ENDEAVOURS FADE Rose E

The book was published before the WWW became commonly available.
So, we now have excellent resources for latest information about WW1:-
:: CWGC ::
__________________
Dave

Last edited by Walkabout; 5 May 2008 at 13:22.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5 May 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: telford uk
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gecko View Post
I'm planning to get down there sometime soon. As I live in belgium I need to go down to recce out some routes and look around ahead of a pending visit by my father in law in July.
There's a wealth of info on the UKGSER.com website :
Battlefields & Military Interest - ::. UKGS'er.com .::

Don't know if you have a Garmin GPS , if you do I have a load of points of interest waypoints you may find useful. I didn't put these together myself but full credit to those that did - this is a remarkable bit of research that allows a Garmin GPS to take you all over the Ypres and Somme battlefields. Send me a PM with your email address and I can email them to you.

No good to anyone that doesn't have a Garmin GPS I'm afraid - you won't be able to view the file but I could send an Excel file with the LAT/LONG positions - to give you and idea there are 266 points just around Ypres and 242 around the Somme - most of these are memorials or significant battlefield points of interest.
tonyc here , do you have an idea when you may go and may i join
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 5 May 2008
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: telford uk
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
tonyc here , do you have an idea when you may go and may i join
jetaeuropean@msn.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 6 May 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Sunderland, UK
Posts: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gecko View Post
You've got mail ! .... and YES these can be viewed in Google earth . The Garmin mapsource software has a link to enable this to be easily done.
Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11 May 2008
*Touring Ted*'s Avatar
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wirral, England.
Posts: 4,420
I did this in 2003 and its a very humbling experience.

I visited a lot of the graveyards too and they can stretch on for what seems like miles. The inscriptions are sad when they read things like

"Unamed soldier, 14 years old, RIP"
__________________
www.TouringTed.com
1994 XR650L
2001 NX650 Dominator.

BMW Dealer Technician
Welder/Fabricator

Ushuaia - Colombia 2007/8
UK- South Africa 2010/11
India 2012
Yukon 2012
S.E Asia 2014
U.K - Magadan 2015
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Europe Loop: UK, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe to Turkey, West Charlie Rauseo Travellers Seeking Travellers 3 12 Apr 2002 12:27

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:32.