PLAQUE TO PLAQUE
Below are our overall walking and cycling maps and our more detailed stage maps.
These maps are a combination of groundwork, partnerships and local commune input. There are references to which IGN & NGI maps can be used as a companion when planning. It remains our intention to produce our own detailed map in time, but do bear with us as we coordinate, gain permissions and finalise the marking of the eventual route.
Belgium is marked and open for you. In France, the marking occurs in stages. Our plaques are up on town-halls, important sites and tourist offices. Do call in and ask them for advice and ideas.
The Western Front Way is a shared endeavour with our official partners, friends and fellow enthusiasts in France and Belgium but having a fully marked path will evolve over time. Our maps show you the communes you would pass through on foot or on bicycle, but the actual route you follow, and how you do it, is entirely up to you. All the routes are free to download and share as widely as you would like. If you would like more information do drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage 1- Nieuwpoort to Albert
The gateway at the sea down to the heart of the Somme.
Belgium is marked and open, begin or end your journey through Flanders.
Stage 2 – Albert to Compiègne
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.
Stage 4 – 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.