Western Front Way

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About this app

The only app to navigate you along the entire length of the First World War trench lines from the Franco-Swiss border to the Belgian coast. Features on/offline map modes and automatically triggered historical content.

A one-time purchase of the WFW app gives you precise navigation and will bring continuously updated stories, monthly or annual themes so you can enjoy the WFW trails again and again through exciting new viewpoints, events or topics at no extra costs. Discover what happened in an unrivalled place in world history.

· Accurately track your progress with confidence along 1000km at every decision point.
· Follow trails that link designated routes often connecting the Grande Guerre villages.
· Your exact GPS location is shown on the trails so you know where you are.
· High resolution maps with ability to zoom in to facilitate off-trail points of interest and amenities.

· Offline navigation allows downloading routes before departure (no mobile reception required)

WFW uses GPS tracking when it is enabled, but continuous use of online tracking will decrease battery life. No-signal situations can arise due to topography or weather so some prior knowledge of the area / day itinerary is strongly advised.

· Pre app purchase examples of how the app and content can shape your itinerary
· Choose & pre plan your start and destination points, measure your daily distances and follow the points of interest
· Time allotted itinerary available for users only having a weekend, week or longer available
· Breakdown your trip using our easy-to-identify stages, according to ability, desired destination and what you want to experience
· POI’s will include museums, accommodation, supermarkets where currently possible, as well as historical sites and facts
· Helpful filters will support you in your search to find places of interest, amenities and events and can direct you to local tourism information

GPS Triggered Content - Bringing history to life.
· Audio and visual content accessible
· Get inspired by real life stories that tell a global narrative still affecting the world today
· Discover perspectives of all nations who fought or worked along the conflict lines
· Locally contributed archives which keeps stories alive
· How the lives of families changed whose sons and daughters returned home after
· What does the landscape where you hike or bike mean today
· How landscapes were affected by conflict
· In app links through to international interpretation centres, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Vimy Ridge, VisitFlanders and local tourism offices

Challenge Yourself & Discover More
· You will be hiking and/or biking the largest commemorative project on the globe
· The trails are designed to take you alongside places where you may want to reflect on what happened there and why
· If you came from places as far away as India, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, what would they be thinking when they arrived in France or Belgium?
· Does affect your feelings on later/modern conflicts?
· What home comforts would you miss?
· What can we take from these places and the past in the modern world?
· Outdoor challenges are a great way to discover and learn at the same time. All along the trail you will be motivated by content to reach your daily hiking or biking goals.
· You can earn achievement accreditation

If you have any app questions, email us at app@thewesternfrontway.com
If you have your own stories, accommodation, restaurant to add, email us at exploration@thewesternfrontway.com
Updated on
Nov 21, 2022

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Stability and performance improvements