What better way to experience and learn about WW1 then to follow in the footsteps of those who lived through and fought in the war. Across the county you can take part in heritage walks and trails which will give you an insight into the impact World War One had in Buckinghamshire’s towns and villages.
The Bucks Great War Virtual Trail
The Bucks Great War Virtual Trail brings together photographs taken in the county between 1914 and 1919 and contrasts them with the current view of the same location, giving a sense of the immediacy of the past within the present whether it’s the Royal Bucks Hussars at Buckingham, the Bucks Battalion leaving Aylesbury, the 21st Division at Halton, women munitions workers at High Wycombe, hospitals at Chequers and Cliveden, or the unveiling of the war memorials at Stewkley and The Lee.
Wycombe’s WW1 Heritage Trail
In High Wycombe you can take part in their WW1 Heritage Trail. Use the interactive map to take a trip round High Wycombe and learn about the influence World War One had on the town. Each numbered spot is linked with a video which teaches you about the importance and history behind it. A great activity for the whole family to enjoy and learn from. Finish the trail at Wycombe Museum where you can see the WW1 trench reconstruction and other WW1 artefacts.
Marlow WW1 Town Walk
Download your copy of Marlow's self guided WW1 Town Walk to discover the history and impact of the First World War in and around the town centre. Follow the trail to learn about the buildings, people and areas of Marlow that were an important part to World War One.
Walk the trenches at RAF Halton
You are able to visit the restored WW1 trenches at RAF Halton in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. Learn about the history behind the trenches and what part RAF Halton played during World War One.