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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.


‘Slow Ways Voices’ captured in short films

7th June, 2021 by Rob Bushby

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 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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Slow Ways webinar recordings

7th June, 2021 by Rob Bushby

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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Home to Studio via the Slow Way

18th May, 2021 by Rob Bushby

Rapper by night, outdoor instructor by day, Josh is heading to the studio in Dalton. Why not take the Slow Way? 

“The rhythm of the walking…it helps me connect to the rhythm of the music.”

Featuring Josh’s own Lake District-inspired track Great District - ‘Rich inside I won’t ever be a pauper, my whole life been a Walker’ - this short film by Henry Iddon and Rich Berry follows him on a local South Cumbria walk.

Music – ‘Great District’ by Swerve & JD.

This film was supported with funding from The National Lottery/Sport England.

Categorised under Walking, Video and tagged as Slow Ways, Stories, Film, Video, Henry Iddon, Rich Berry, Josh Duncan, Voices.


Where will you go?

23rd April, 2021 by Dan Raven-Ellison

To mark the launch of Slow Ways today, thank you very much to Jess Mountfield for volunteering to make this beautiful film for us and to Jo Riley for composing the soundtrack.

The short animation captures the spirit of Slow Ways... it's far more than just a network of walking routes.

Where will you go?

Categorised under Walking, Video and tagged as Slow Ways, Stories, Film, Video, Animation, Jess Mountfield, Jo Riley.