To support an extremely worthwhile charity the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and never one to shy away from a challenge, I have signed up to take part in the “Frontline Walk” and follow in the footsteps of those who fought and died for our country on the Western Front in WW1.
The walk will take me across some of the major battle fields and sites which played such a big part in shaping Britain and Europe as we know it today.
I will be walking over 100km in three days averaging around 20-25 miles per day across the Western Front of France and Belgium, for those who don’t know me so well I usually visit the Western Front each year but normally on a motorbike, which I can assure you is a lot easier!!
I am starting at Lochnagar Crater on the Somme and will finish in Ypres in Belgium arriving in time for the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate at 20.00hrs.
I am told it’s not a challenge for the faint-hearted, I’m also told it will push me physically and emotionally?
I know this will leave me with memories that will last a lifetime (and probably sore feet!) and would appreciate any support that you can give me.