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 info@thewesternfrontway.com and we will try and help.

Track our progress

Overall illustrative route of the Western Front Way. This shows the 50 major centres where plaques will be erected and our progress.

Nieuwpoort to Albert 

Detailed walking and cycling map.

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.

Belgium

Detailed step by step map for both walkers and cyclists.
Provided by Westtoer and Ypres Tourism

Cycle Route

Tom Heap, trustee and relation of Alexander Douglas Gillespie sets off on a 1920’s bicycle from south to north, tackling the 1000km to raise awareness, pay homage, and fundraise.

For more information about maps please use these useful links NGI maps for Belgium & ING maps for France

The Western Front Way welcomes all donations however small. Your generosity will help us to waymark the path in the coming months.

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