The Western Front Way

A new, continuous, permanent way marked path from the Swiss border in the South through France and Belgium to the channel coast in the North.

As the centenary of the First World War draws to a close our path for peace will be a fitting memorial for generations to come

Begin the Journey

Our vision to create a long distance walking path for peace was inspired by a letter home from the Front. Sent in 1915 by Alexander Douglas Gillespie who saw a time after the conflict and a way of healing the ravages of war. He wrote

“when peace comes, our government might combine with the French government to make one long avenue between the lines from the Vosges to the sea…a fine broad road in the ‘No Mans Land’ between the lines, with paths for pilgrims” .

Support the building of Western Front Way walking route and make a donation today

For just £5 (or €5) you can cover the cost of a metre of our 1000km long new walking route from Vosges to the sea. Your donation will help us identify the final route, place waymarkers and produce apps and guides so everyone can enjoy this extraordinary path forever at no cost.

Please donate here:

Help us build the path

If you gift aid your donation, then WFW gets an extra 20%.

We would love to hear from you if you want to make a larger donation – £125 covers the cost of producing a Way Marker for the route. £1000 covers an information board which mark the beginning of each of our stages and £5000 covers route mapping for a whole section of walk.

Any donation of any size is very welcome and thank you for your support.

About us

We are a UK initiated global project, working worldwide with governments, other charities, remembrance bodies, individuals, companies and communities. We are convening an international effort to deliver a new 'via sacra'.

Find out about our plans

Partners 2018

We are very grateful to all our partners and supporters who have helped us get this far, without their support and encouragement we would not be able to continue.

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Support us

To realise our vision we need your help. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities - media and communications; our team; delivering the pathway; merchandise and branding. To find out more email us on [email protected]
We welcome all donations however small.

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