In the 18th century, this area was heavily forested.

Clearings caused a shortage of wood. Therefore, plots of land are bordered by trees and shrubs. This creates a dense green landscape that is strategically important in WWI.

It provides shelters and is essential as a defence. The shelling of 1917 destroys it, as does the drainage, making attacks very difficult.

Practical information:

  • Part of the Polygon Wood walking trail
  • Can be guided

Address information


8980 Zonnebeke
België

T: 0032 (0)51 77 04 41

Facilities

  • Zonnebeke
  • Heritage
  • WWI

Nearby

Locations to rent a bike Estimated distance: 0.00 Km
Johan Lievens sculpture Estimated distance: 0.01 Km
Monument Français 1914-15 Estimated distance: 0.10 Km
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-zon.png
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-beek.png
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-zon.png
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-zon.png
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-beek.png
zonnebeke-grafisch-element-zon.png