Find your Slow Way

Take part in creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.

You’ve already taken the first step by visiting this page, now:




Route reviews

125,428 km


We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities

Imagine a network of walking routes as direct and reliable as the road network, but much nicer.

Volunteers all over the country have already drafted it! Over 120,000km of routes join up all of Great Britain's towns and cities.

Now these handmade, crowd-sourced routes need checking. Can you help?

Just choose a route, walk it, and review it – that's all!

What people are saying about us

“The idea is to get people walking between locations they might otherwise drive or take public transport to” The Guardian

“Slow Ways is not just a tool to encourage us to walk more, it is a campaigning tool. Once a route is identified, there is something to defend and to improve” BBC News

“Walkers, your country needs you” National Geographic

Photo by David Sanderson on Twitter

Plan a Slow Ways journey

Use Slow Ways to discover suggested walking routes between neighbouring cities, towns and villages.

You can find routes by using the search box and by browsing the map - just click on the dots and lines. Plan longer journeys by combining Slow Ways routes in the Journey Planner.

To get started, sign up, then:

- Choose a Slow Ways route
- Walk, or wheel it
- Review it

Slow Ways isn’t a navigation app. Feel free to download routes onto your favourite walking app, print them out, draw them onto a map, or memorize them - the choice is yours.

Share your Slow Ways walks, stories and photos with other people. Our hashtag is #SlowWays.