Ypres Salient

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Ypres Salient

The Ypres Salient (known as the Ieperboog in Flemish) was a bulge in the front line. The Germans occupied the ridges which formed a semi-circle around the city of Ieper.  This put the British at a disadvantage, since they were overlooked on three sides from this high ground.  This was an area of repeated savage fighting, since it was one of the most vulnerable sectors of the front: a breakthrough here could have had disastrous consequences for either side. The route takes you to all the most important sites and monuments on the old battlefields, as well as telling the stories of John Mc Crae, George Guynemer, Passendale, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Hill 60…

Route information

Relief: 
Flat
Shape: 
Circular One Way
Type route: 
Routes 14-18

Route details

Starting point: 
Station Ieper
Junctions: 
The route is signposted in one direction with a series of easily recognizable six-sided boards, coloured brown with a red poppy.
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