Posted by: sommecourt | 14/05/2011

Walking D Day Tour

I’ve just returned from the first Walking D Day tour for Leger Holidays. This new tour is based on some walks from my forthcoming book and over the main tour days we walked Sword, Juno and Gold Beaches in the British sector, and Omaha Beach and La Fiere, west of St Mere Eglise, in the US sector. We were blessed with superb weather and during the walks got to see many sites well off the beaten tourist trail in Normandy. With low tides on most days we were also able to walk right out onto the beaches and at Omaha see the wreck of a lighter used on the Mulberry A there. From the feedback the group gave us it proved what we had hoped would be the case – that the best way to see almost any battlefield is on foot. Even those who had visited Normandy many times agreed that walking the ground gave them the chance to understand D Day in a way previously impossible on a standard tour.

Group on Omaha Beach

With another two of these to do later in the year, this is proving a very popular tour and details are on the Leger website:

http://www.visitbattlefields.co.uk/Tours/New_Tours/Walking_the_D-Day_Beaches_of_Normandy

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Responses

  1. Paul – sounds like a great trip, and I couldn’t agree more with your comments about walking the battlefields to really understand them. Been looking out for your revised Somme book, but yet to see it.

  2. Somme book coming out any day I’m told.

  3. […] Walking D Day Tour « Out of Battle . that the best way to see almost any battlefield is on foot. Even those who had visited Normandy many times agreed that walking the ground gave them the chance to understand D Day in a way previously impossible on a standard tour […]

  4. If it is anything like the Leger WW1 walking tours that I’ve been on it will be a great tour


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