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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.

Dogs using Slow Ways #4: Bronson

3rd August, 2022 by Slow Ways

Wildlife photographer Jasmine Pasha turned her lens on dogs going about their Slow Ways journeys. This time, Bronson on Ealing to Southall

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Dogs using Slow Ways #3: Harris

2nd August, 2022 by Guest

Harris walks the canal Slow Way from South Harefield to Uxbridge, with wildlife photographer Jasmine Pasha on his tail

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Dogs using Slow Ways #5: Stan

29th July, 2022 by Guest

Follow Stan on his Slow Ways journey as part of our Dogs Using Slow Ways project

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"Spending time with dogs – it’s good for the soul!" Photographer Jasmine Pasha on the dogs'-eye-view of Slow Ways

12th July, 2022 by Saira Niazi

We asked brilliant wildlife photographer Jasmine Pasha to train her camera on the most domesticated of creatures, to see what her camera might capture of their animal experience

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Dogs using Slow Ways #6: Connie

21st June, 2022 by Guest

We asked wildlife photographer Jasmine Pasha to turn her lens on dogs going about their Slow Ways journeys, to see what we human walkers might learn.

Since Slow Ways began two years ago people have poured hundreds of thousands of words of reviews, and thousands of photos, into the collective pot. Routes are being walked and reviewed at a rate of 137km a day! We are well on the way to discovering how people feel about the routes they are walking, as each reviewer leaves notes and clues, tips and memories, like a postcard to the next user.

But there is another major user of the routes. Love them or hate them, there are many, many dogs of Slow Ways, all non-verbally having their own experiences of the routes, back and forth (and back and forth and back and forth) all over the country. What are they thinking? What do they love, what do they hate? It’s not our place to suggest, so the best tool we have is a camera.

We asked talented wildlife photographer Jasmine Pasha to spend time on routes, where she’d try to capture some of the spirit and soul of these route companions. The photos stand alone, but as you look at them you might like to think: what is the dog thinking? What senses is it using that its owner can’t access? What extra information would the dog write in its review? Can we recognise joy, right here? Might it be contagious?

Here's Connie on her Slow Ways journey.

Slow Ways Route: South Harefield—Uxbridge One
Distance: 9km / 6mi

Nose to the ground, Connie leaves no stone unturned! Sometimes she's lost in thought and others times she's so distracted by everything that's going on around her, that she doesn’t seem hear her name being called, There’s just so much to see, sniff, and chase on this route. Connie seems to love having the freedom to run around, occasionally she'll even pinch the odd ball or two from her other four-legged friends!

Do you have a dog that uses Slow Ways? Share their journeys on our socials using the #DogsUsingSlowWays @slowwaysUK

Categorised under Uncategorised, Journeys and tagged as Slow Ways, Dogs.

Dogs using Slow Ways: the story behind the project

1st June, 2022 by Saira Niazi

How to tell another creature's story? Here are our ethical wranglings as we tried to work out how to represent a whole other view of Slow Ways routes, through a dog's perspective

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