The River Somme

The River Somme


The 50 km stretch of the river from Amiens eastward to Péronne was the main axis of attackfor the British forces during the final months of the War.

The environs of the river have been thoroughly used for thousands of years as a source of feed for stock, peat for fires and fish for food. The “river” is now complicated by canals and ponds that abound and what were probably squatters huts along the backwaters are now substantial cottages where some live and others visit on weekends to sit patiently and try for the big perch.

There is a wonderful peaceful feeling to driving along the thin roads which follow the Somme…..such rich colours and small villages with names like Vaux-sur-Somme, Sailly-le-Sec, Sailly-Laurette, Bray-sur-Somme and la Neuville les Bray.

A Somme backwater………….


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