Slow Ways

Slow Ways is an initiative to create a national network of walking routes connecting all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys, walking further and for more purposes.



Getting started with Slow Ways

A beginners' step-by-step guide Welcome! This is a big and exciting initiative that is taking root, and we are delighted that you have found your way here and are interested in getting involved. Scroll on...

Be part of the Great Slow Ways Summer Waycheck 2024!

JThe Waycheck is GO! Join us over ten glorious days of midsummer and let's see how many Slow Ways we can check together

Trails round two: would you like to tell us the story of a trail?

Calling all adventurers! We're looking for teams to take on a Slow Ways Trail this summer Our spring call-out for groups to walk particular trails of Slow Ways was a great success! Throughout March and...

What’s this about a donkey?

Hear the one about Slow Ways, Clare Balding, and a donkey? Read on!

How to trailblaze a Slow Way

Plenty of Slow Ways routes have yet to be walked. Being the first to try one out is adventurous and generous! Read on for advice from seasoned Slow Ways volunteers

Volunteer with us! Become a Wayfarer

We are growing our community and launching a new way to get involved and volunteer with Slow Ways – by joining our team of Wayfarers

Tell us the story of a trail

Ready for an adventure? Could you assemble a team and walk a trail this spring? And then tell us the story of your experience? Bag one of our £500 commissions!

Announcing the Big Slow Ways Challenge 2024

Sign up to a distance challenge – how far will you walk, run, wheel or hike in 2024? Do it for your body, your mind, your country! And for the rewards too!