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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.

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Eight Tips to Make Your Slow Ways Surveying Life Easier

11th August, 2021 by Rob Bushby

I don’t know about you, but I found the idea of surveying a Slow Ways route a bit daunting.What if I got it wrong? What if my survey was so poor that people would complain about it?

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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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'Slow Ways Voices' blog - Mahroof Malik

7th June, 2021 by Rob Bushby

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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