Flanders Fields can be just as easily enjoyed on foot. Start at one of the three entry points of the Ypres Salient and walk along these historical landscapes. Discover the Passchendaele battlefields by following one of the four walking routes which take you along various sites in Zonnebeke, or the Mines & Craters trail, following the Battle of Messines.
During Word War I ‘De Palingbeek’ (Entry Point South) was located on the frontline, in the centre of the Ypres Salient. The highest peak was called ‘The Bluff’ and nowadays the area is a great place for walking. If you would like to join a guided tour for a day, there are a range of tours to choose from or book your own personal guide.
The Western Front Way is a long-distance walking and cycling route for peace, wellbeing and remembrance. Along with European partners and supporters, the WFW is connecting and marking a 1000 km walking and cycling route that echoes the line of No-Man’s Land along the Western Front. The route is the biggest single commemorative project underway on the globe and represents a forward-looking approach to cooperation, collaboration and education to safeguard peace for the future.
The Belgian section in Flanders Fields is now complete, with over 450 plaques in place on 100 km of the walking route, and 35 larger plaques on local points of interest. Another 60 km will see an eastern branch off the main route taking in the Commonwealth War Graves Tyne Cot Cemetery and Langemark German War Cemetery.