Entry point North Ypres Salient
From October 1914 to October 1918 the battlefield of the First World War was located a mile or two from the centre of Ypres. The trenches described a curve from north to south around Ypres. No fewer than fifty bloody battles were fought in that notorious Ypres Salient. In October 2015 three new entry points opened along the Ypres Salient. Today's landscape is shown as a witness of the past, 100 years ago, in a historical film, three walking routes, a digital application and a cycling route that connects the three points.
The point of entry in the north is the reconstructed farm Klein Zwaanhof. The farm is located amidst the ruins of the Second Battle of Ypres, on 22 April 1915, known as the Gas Attack. The creation and development of the Northern Salient is presented together with a number of portraits of war poets such as Canadian doctor John McCrae and Irishman Francis Ledwidge. The walking route reccies the zone of Pilkem Ridge and runs along the Yorkshire Trench & Dug Out site (reconstructed trenches - Bargiestraat) and the Coln Valley and Caesar's Nose military cemeteries.
Entry point North: Kleine Poezelstraat - 8904 Boezinge
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version