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Oct 5, 2016 - Flanders Fields

Day 25 – Wednesday 5th October Arras, France - Mesen, Belgium - 55miles, total to date =2,854miles Before leaving Arras & heading North we decided to visit another section of the tunnel system in Arras known as the Wellington Quarry. This is where the British Army connected up & enlarged the chalk extraction tunnels to form a network of barracks twenty metres underground to house 24,000 soldiers. An interesting guided tour started with a lift going down the twenty metres to bottom & then a fifty minute walk along the tunnels & rooms, some...

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