The Western Front Way – A New Free Long Distance Walking Route Along 1000km of the Western Front – Switzerland to Belgium.

The Western Front Way is a new long-distance walking route from the French Alps in the South to the Belgian coast in the North. The Western Front Way offers walkers a special environment, a beautiful landscape shaped by compelling human stories.

The way traces the rough line of the Western Front. We invite you to walk from plaque to plaque (there are over 200 of them) visiting the key sites along the route. Thanks to the support from the Belgian tourist offices the whole path in Belgium will be marked with plaques and way-markers by November 2019.

Walkers walk for different reasons. By choosing the details of your own route you can personalise your adventure along the Western Front Way. To contribute to the WFW community of walkers, please do share your recommendations, routes and ideas on social media by using our hashtags #WFWRoute and share your reflections on walking with #WhyIWalk.

All the routes are free to download and share as widely as you would like. We invite all walking groups, charities, fundraising or other organisations to download and share our route. Ours is a free path for peace and this is just the beginning of the story – how you walk, with whom and for how long is the next chapter. Good luck!


Go to The Western Way website at to find out more and download free maps.

You can also follow them on Instagram @westernfrontway

The route can be cycled as well as walked. This map below is of their website and is free to download:


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