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Here you’ll find Slow Ways stories, films, blogs and news. Things to browse and share, to be informed and inspired by.

We’ll put out requests for stories and images at regular intervals, and share collaborations that link Slow Ways with music, art, maps and other creative projects.

Share your own Slow Ways stories and photos - with friends, through groups and on social media using #SlowWays.


A walk with Dima

21st June, 2022 by Saira Niazi

As part of Refugee Week, Saira joined Dima Aktaa, an amputee, runner and aspiring interior designer, on a Slow Ways journey from her home in Flitwick to Amthill

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Join the next Slow Ways National Swarm / Ymunwch â'n Penwythnos Prysur Cenedlaethol

18th May, 2022 by Slow Ways

Up for an adventure with purpose? Join our next National Slow Ways Swarm!

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Six pioneers and their shears

10th March, 2022 by Saira Niazi

Slow Ways is honoured to have a bunch of supervolunteers – solo walkers who are putting enormous time and energy into reviewing routes. They meet up for a walk every so often so I joined them in the Midlands, on the overgrown Longbridge to Halesowen route

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What can we learn from listening to the land?

21st December, 2021 by Guest

What do you hear when you listen to the land? Thinkers and activists from India, the UK, Finland and Ghana speak about the importance of walking journeys to their relationships with nature.

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Q&A with David Sanderson, who's now walked 500 miles of Slow Ways!

24th November, 2021 by Dan Raven-Ellison

To celebrate his century of Slow Ways routes, I reached out to David with some questions. I wanted to find out what makes him tick, what he's planning next and any tips he has for people who'd like to follow in his footsteps.

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Michael Tormey - How direct are the Slow Ways routes, really?

2nd July, 2021 by Guest

My name is Michael Tormey. I’m originally from the United States, but I’ve spent the past year studying for an MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering at the University of Southampton. For my Masters dissertation, I’ve been looking into how and where we can focus efforts to continue improving the Slow Ways network of walking routes. Read all about my analysis here.

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The Listening Walk takes to the Slow Ways

15th June, 2021 by Darren Moore

In this article we take to Slow Way Woodwool with David Matthews who is walking 6000 miles to visit every Samaritans in England, Scotland and Wales.

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June newsletter

10th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

With the summer months upon us, light evenings and a focus on home turf for holidays it’s an ideal time to check out Slow Ways across Great Britain. Whether looking to see what’s local or planning adventurous longer journeys, it’s a great time to join thousands of others in exploring Slow Ways and helping to create a national network of walking routes. Here’s a news update from the past few weeks.

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‘Slow Ways Voices’ captured in short films

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

6 films of 1-2 minutes’ duration have been created by 2 film-makers to show people in different settings, enjoying walking and making use of Slow Ways for a variety of reasons.

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'Slow Ways Voices' blog - Mahroof Malik

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

Mahroof joined the initial Slow Ways ‘hack day’ in January 2020 to help form its early thinking and start the process of creating a network of walking routes.He went for a walk with friend Belal and film maker Nico Hambleton to explore the idea of Slow Ways. It made sense to walk one of the Slow Ways routes, from Bishop’s Castle to Minsterley, taking in tea shops, Shropshire Hills tracks and trig points along the way.Here’s some of what they spoke about. And here’s the short film, part of a suite of ‘Slow Ways Voices’ films.

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April newsletter

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

Firstly, thank you. Thank you for your continued interest in Slow Ways. There’s been a lot going on. There’s been a few delays. Yet we know there are thousands of you waiting and willing to get out, to find out what Slow Ways walking routes look and feel like – on screen and under foot. As the world around us opens up, we hope you are in good health and spirits and are looking forward to opportunities for new adventures in the coming months.

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Slow Ways YouTube channel

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

For all things Slow Ways on YouTube - webinars, animations, 'Slow Ways Voices' and more - visit and subscribe to our own Slow Ways YouTube channel.

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In the news - Slow Ways articles

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

Slow Ways has been in the news in recent weeks. Click on each to read more.

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‘Slower Way of Walking’

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

Article in Strider, Magazine of the Long Distance Walking Association, April 2021, by Rob Bushby, Slow Ways (and an LDWA Red Rose 100 finisher in 2015) Readers of Strider probably need no encouragement to walk further. Longer Distance Walking Association, anyone? You’ll know that Great Britain has lots of paths, trails and ways. Across the LDWA membership you’ve probably walked most if not all of them...

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Slow Ways webinar recordings

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

To watch recordings of presentations on an introduction to Slow Ways, how to use the website, how to survey a Slow Ways route, just visit the Slow Ways YouTube channel.

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Slow Ways snaps

7th June, 2021 by Cristie Moore

Back in March - in a time of restrictions and before Slow Ways was formally launched - a twitter-call went out: “Got any photos of inspiring and inviting paths?

You responded - with photographs of paths in urban and remote places - and everywhere in between.

@GordonBarr, @meletherton, @Mr_Grumble @AuditBanshee, @Sarah_Hants

Take a look at the thread of images from across the UK.

Categorised under Photography and tagged as Photography.

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