Here you will find tour maps to accompany all of the tours on this site.
How to use these maps:
The pointers on each map show the places visited (not the number of posts in the tour), and a table of the colour codes can be found at the end of this post (hint: CWGC cemeteries are marked with orange pointers). Click on any pointer to bring up a photograph and a link to the relevant post, which will open in a separate browser should you click it. The link or links after each map will take you to the first post of the tour or tours featured on that map.
Click the symbol top left to bring up a menu of all the sites on each map. Clicking on any cemetery or memorial in the menu will highlight it on the map, again with an accompanying photo and a link to the post. Click the symbol top right to open a much bigger version of the map in a separate browser if you wish. And that’s all you need to know, apart from that the maps begin on the Channel coast and move progressively south through the areas of Belgium and France that I have visited and photographed.
A Tour of the Belgian Sector:
From near the coast at Nieuwpoort to Houthulst Forest, a few miles north of Langemark; much of this sector was inundated in 1914, and defended by the Belgian Army throughout the war. British troops also fought near the coast in 1917.
A Tour of Boesinghe:
The cemeteries and battle sites on either side of the Yser Canal, from Essex Farm, just outside Ypres (Ieper), to Lizerne.
The Road to Langemark & Passchendaele:
The cemeteries that contain casualties from the Battle of Passchendaele, and the memorials to be found in the area.
St. Jean, Potijze & Wieltje:
No tour, but all the individual cemeteries and memorials in the area.
The Menin Road:
Again there is no tour, but these are the sites and cemeteries along, and around, the Menin Road featured on this website.
A Tour of Zillebeke:
The sites and cemeteries around Zillebeke, and superimposed trenches to accompany the single post A Walk in the Palingbeek.
A Tour of the Messines Ridge:
The Battle of Messines, including the six cemeteries around Wulvergem (marked in pink).
A Tour of Ploegsteert Wood:
Not just the sites and cemeteries in and around Ploegsteert Wood, but the cemeteries further south between the wood and the French border.
Along the River Lys & the Advance East:
Memorials along the River Lys, and the cemeteries of late 1918 as the war moved east.
Sites in French Flanders so far featured on this site:
Most of the cemeteries on this map are featured in the three tours below; a few are not, and were published as stand-alone posts. More cemeteries will be added in due course.
A few interesting sites in and around Arras.
Travels on the Somme:
What it says.
|Colour Codes for theBigNote Google Tour Maps|
|Albertina Markers||Dark Purple|
|Belgian/French Civil War Memorials||Magenta|
|Belgian Military Cemeteries||Dark Orange|
|Belgian/French Military Memorials||Olive Green|
|British Military Cemeteries||Orange|
|British Military Memorials||Light Blue|
|U.S. Mlitary Memorials||Grey|
|Demarcation Stones||Salmon Pink|
|French Military Cemeteries||Pale Orange|
|German Military Cemeteries||Turquoise|
|Sites & Buildings||Light Green|