Lochnagar Crater, Ovillers-la-Boisselle

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  • Incredible to see this enormous crater , created by the very Brave Engineers who tunnelled under German trenches to make this explosion , unfortunately not as effective as the Generals thought  more »
  • We visited during a lashing gale which threatened to blow us into the crater! The wild location added to an edge of fear which brought home the stories told on the informative boards around the site. ...  more »
  • Thank you gentlemen ladies the owners of this land to let free access to this place. To visit to imagine what could be human madness.
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  • A little bit of a trek to get here, but well worth the visit. Plentiful information boards around the site give a deep insight into the power of the explosion at Lochnagar. Parking in front of the area was easy and there are several turning spots to get out. Can get very busy with coaches although they dont tend to stay long.
  • Very impressive and moving. Lots of places to sit and loads if parking but no toilets or shop.
  • Limited parking but really interesting place. A man made crater- created by the English digging long tunnels under German held territory and then planting many explosives. The result was many creators - of which this was one of the largest. Free to visit. Good to gain an understanding of how destructive the First World War would have been on the landscape.
  • A "must-see" crater - seeing is believing. It us privately owned, with a dedicated team of volunteers working to keep it looking as it should - they do a great job! There is an English-owned tea room in the village, which is beneficial.
  • So chilling, I could not believethe sheer size of it. Truly remarkable
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