15 April 2021


Slow Ways is a project to create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages.

Using existing footpaths, people will be able to use the Slow Ways routes to walk between neighbouring settlements or combine routes for long distance journeys.

During lockdown 700 volunteers from across the country collaborated to produce a first draft of the Slow Ways network, creating a stunning Slow Ways map in the process. This incredible effort has led to the creation of 7,500 routes that collectively stretch for over 110,000km.

Checking 100,000km of Slow Ways routes - walking, reviewing and verifying them all - is the next challenge. It’s a big ambition for 2021.

On April 23rd, once the new Slow Ways website is live, you can help by simply choosing, walking and reviewing a route.

If you think you can help Slow Ways check the routes, or just want to hear more about what they have to say, check them out here https://slowways.uk