WESTERN FRONT WAY

A TRAIL TO REMEMBER PLAN. BOOK. GO.

“It is encouraging that you are providing new ways for people to enjoy the scenery and stay active, as well as remember those who fell for our freedom.”    – Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, United Kingdom 

“Rebooting Remembrance…make remembrance a much more open-sided tent, in terms of who’s in there, how you do it, and the emotions of what you bring to it as well” – Tom Heap, BBC Countryfile presenter, and family of A.D. Gillespie

HIKE IT OR BIKE IT

ONE APP = ONE TOOL

Are you looking for a unique and immersive walking holiday or cycling trip? Look no further than the Western Front Way. A story-led, self guided hike and bike trail along the lines of the First World War.

  • Annual Subscriptions
  • Navigate & track progress
  • Pre-purchase examples available
  • Stories, letters and audio as you go
  • In-app accommodation booking system
  • Further resources to events and local information
  • Mapped as ‘stages’ to suit time, destination and ability
  • Mini-break, long weekend and full itineraries available

Designed with hiking and cycling functionality in mind while offering stories to capture your imagination and transform your experience as you explore.

Whether you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a long distance achievement, a weekend with a historical twist, or a journey of self-discovery, the Western Front Way is a remarkable place for you and the app will guide you from start to finish.

ALL YOU NEED

MAP. PLAN. DISCOVER.

Breakdown your trip using our easy-to-identify stages, according to what you want to experience. POI’s will include museums, accommodation, supermarkets, as well as historical sites and facts. Helpful filters will support you for an understanding of what happened here with content, stories and letters alongside amenities and events and directions to local tourism information.

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a casual biker, our app has got you covered. With detailed trail maps, helpful trail tips, you’ll never miss a beat on your next adventure. Plus, our user-friendly interface makes it easy to plan your route and track your progress. Don’t wait – download our app and start exploring today!

Western Front Way POI for hike and bike trail app

MAPPING


From Bonfol to the Belgian coast, the interactive maps offer precise route overviews. 1000km trails are split into manageable stages. Navigate on/offline between every decision point. Follow trails that link designated routes connecting the Grande Guerre villages.

Mobile app search for memorials, hotels and restaurants on the Western Front Way

PLANNING


Pre-plan your start and destination points using convenient amenities and accommodation lists for hassle free planning. Measure your daily distances and follow the points of interest. Understand terrain and elevation to choose weekend, week or full itineraries.

Western Front Way stage information for hike and bike trails

DISCOVERING


Get inspired by real life, global stories with access to historical accounts, letters, and other written materials that will bring history to life. As you explore this unique landscape, the app offers a deeper understanding of the challenges and struggles that soldiers and civilians faced.

GOT A QUESTION

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Our FAQ will list start & end points, bivouac regulations, bike transport tips and more.... 

HIKE IT OR BIKE IT

Iconic Sites

  • Kilometre Zero
  • Chemin Des Dames
  • Hartmannswillerkopf
  • Butte de Montsec
  • Verdun
  • Menin Gate
  • Vimy Ridge
  • Maison Blanche German Cemetery
  • Notre-Dame-de-Lorette
  • Sir John Monash Centre
  • Thiepval Memorial
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