We’re creating a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.
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Slow Ways in a snail shell
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.
While COVID-19 has forced millions of us to stay at home and indoors, that hasn’t stopped us from being collaborative, imaginative, creative and productive.
We had planned to launch in the last week of January 2021, but due to the current situation with Covid-19 are delaying until conditions improve. We will post here as soon as we have a new launch date.
All of the routes information that we collate will always be free to browse, search, view, share, download and enjoy.
This is an important, positive and timely project. Walking can improve health and wellbeing, tackle the climate and ecological emergencies, save people money, improve our environment and bring joy to people's lives.
While there are thousands of miles of paths linking places across the country, there isn't a comprehensive network designed to help people walk off-road between all towns and cities. That’s what the Slow Ways project aims to do.
The Slow Ways distinctive geometric network will make it easier for people to see, imagine, plan, navigate and share journeys. With each route starting and finishing in populated places, the Slow Ways will make it easier and more affordable for people to go on short, medium and long distance journeys too.
Slow Ways is a collaborative effort. Over a year of time has already been volunteered on the project.
We're now looking for 10,000 people from across Great Britain to help walk, test, record and review all of the routes that have been drafted. In some cases we’ll need to design new routes too.
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