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Levison Wood is a Sunday Times best-selling author and photographer who led expeditions and been sent on assignments in over 100 countries. He has published eight best-selling books and produced six critically acclaimed documentaries which have been seen by millions around the world.

He has walked 8000 miles along the Nile, the Himalayas and Central America, circumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula, and trekked across Botswana with a herd of wild Elephants. Levison is an Officer in the British Army having served in the Parachute Regiment for 13 years. Levison is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club in New York.

Levison will help promote the Western Front Way as a walk, and its values of commemoration, education and well being.

LEVISON WOOD 

AMBASSADOR

‘Passing on the history of the First World War has been done in poetry, and stories, in music and museums, and in plays and films. But here is a new way, to my mind the most beautiful way, most significant way, the creation of a path of peace, The Western Front Way.

An inspired idea, originally proposed in a letter from the Front by one of those who died in that war. It was that No Mans Land, where so many millions had died on all sides, should be transformed into a path of peace, stretching from the Swiss Border all the way to the English Channel, some 1000km.

We will all be able to see that a landscape so utterly destroyed has recovered, that where there was enmity there is now friendship, and that we can walk there now in peace.’
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SIR MICHAEL MORPURGO

AMBASSADOR

Levison Wood is a Sunday Times best-selling author and photographer who led expeditions and been sent on assignments in over 100 countries. He has published eight best-selling books and produced six critically acclaimed documentaries which have been seen by millions around the world. He has walked 8000 miles along the Nile, the Himalayas and Central America, circumnavigated the Arabian Peninsula, and trekked across Botswana with a herd of wild Elephants. Levison is an Officer in the British Army having served in the Parachute Regiment for 13 years. Levison is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club in New York. Levison will help promote the Western Front Way as a walk, and its values of commemoration, education and well being.

LEVISON WOOD 

AMBASSADOR

‘Passing on the history of the First World War has been done in poetry, and stories, in music and museums, and in plays and films. But here is a new way, to my mind the most beautiful way, most significant way, the creation of a path of peace, The Western Front Way.

An inspired idea, originally proposed in a letter from the Front by one of those who died in that war. It was that No Mans Land, where so many millions had died on all sides, should be transformed into a path of peace, stretching from the Swiss Border all the way to the English Channel, some 1000 km.

We will all be able to see that a landscape so utterly destroyed has recovered, that where there was enmity there is now friendship, and that we can walk there now in peace.’

SIR MICHAEL MORPURGO

AMBASSADOR

Today Ypres makes every effort to recall and preserve the memory of the many war victims. Visit Ypres is both honoured and enthusiast to be a partner of the Via Sacra Western Front Way.”

YPRES

PARTNER

All comes together in Nieuwpoort, the terminus or starting point of The Western Front Way – Via Sacra

NIEUWPOORT

PARTNER

Our rich history can be found throughout the whole town and our many charming villages, as well in the Yser Tower Museum  and the Trench of Death Museum. Diksmuide is honoured to be a partner of the Via Sacra Western Front Way”

DIKSMUIDE

PARTNER

“The Western Front Way provides a unique experience for the user to walk/cycle to witness firsthand the battle scars left from a war fought over a century ago, travel the footsteps of those who sacrificed so much for our peace, and to commit us to never forget.” 

VIMY RIDGE

PARTNER

“This via sacra project is one of the most creative and moving on the western front, it will develop a new way to visit and discover the battlefields and also remember that all gave some and some gave all. Lest we forget”

SOMME

PARTNER

 “At the heart of the Somme Battlefields, the Historial, Museum of the Great War presents the full magnitude of the First World War in two museums at Péronne and Thiepval.”

Historial de la Grande Guerre – Peronne

PARTNER

“Albert, at the heart of the Somme is a centre for international remembrance and an incomparable place to visit. Throughout Le Pays du Coqeulicot you can find Western Front plaques in place.”

Le Pays du Coquelicot 

PARTNER

“At the very start, or at the very end of the Western Front Way, Pfetterhouse is immaculate, welcoming and proudly marked with plaques”

Pfetterhouse

PARTNER

An integral part to the Western Front Way

Pas-de-Calais

PARTNER

Auchy-les-Mines

PARTNER

Arras

PARTNER

Badonviller

PARTNER
“The city was a battlefield in 14-18 and in 39-45 and was awarded with Croix de Guerre 14-18 and Croix de Guerre 39-45. 
We saw, with pride, that our city is on the day 6 and 7 [of the WFW cycle map]. It will be a great honour to be a part of this project, as History and Remembrance are very important for us.” 

Pinon

PARTNER

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES

AFFILIATE

THE NOT FORGOTTEN

AFFILIATE

ROCK 2 RECOVERY

AFFILIATE

“Cycling the Western Front Way is a profoundly moving experience; a stark reminder of our interconnected histories and an inspiration for our shared future.”

Stephen Farrrant

supporter

“The Western Front Way is steeped in dramatic human stories which serve to remind us how fragile and beautiful peace is”

Beth Salt

supporter

“The scenery! Sometimes, I’d just stop and stare. The sunsets and the sunrises; cornfields that seemed to go on forever, woodland paths where I’d chop my way through the nettles with my staff.”

Alan Rutter

supporter

“A beautiful walking path that unites us whilst we remember the sacrifices of the past”

Tess Tidmarsh

supporter

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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