PLAQUE TO PLAQUE
Below are our progress map, the four main sections maps, the Belgian detailed map and the cycle route map. These maps are a combination of our on the ground research, local commune input and the reliance on those who have journeyed along the Western Front Way. There are references to which IGN & NGI maps to use as a companion when planning. It remains our intention to produce our own map in time, but do bear with us as we coordinate, gain permission and mark the eventual route.
As you decide which paths or roads to follow from plaque to plaque do call in at the tourist office and ask them for advice and ideas. The Western Front Way is a shared endeavour with our colleagues, friends and fellow enthusiasts in France and Belgium. We have worked hard to establish a suggested route, but the actual route you follow, and how you do it, is entirely up to you. We can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage of any kind you may suffer from using the suggested route.
All the routes are free to download and share as widely as you would like. If you want more information do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and help.
Albert to Compiègne
Follow our route through Poppy Country, snake through small villages and medieval towns, up to the ramparts at Laon and down towards Compiègne home of the Armistice carriage.
Compiègne to Verdun
A long and winding route through some of the most beautiful landscape of France, right through the heart of Champagne country to the woods of Verdun.
Verdun to Pfetterhouse
The final phase where the woodland path offers a glimpse of ‘cathedral light’ and the sharp climb of the Alps lies in contrast to the calmer, rolling slopes of the vineyards of Alsace. The route ends at Pfetterhouse.
Detailed step by step map for both walkers and cyclists.
Provided by Westtoer and Ypres Tourism