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Destination Slow Ways: twelve adventurous walks worth making the trip

If you fancy a holiday and don’t want to stray too far afield, here are some walks to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace by holidaymakers. You might not use these for transport purposes, but there is value in enjoyment and leisure. That’s not to say they’re all easy; some of these are long routes. But if it’s a serene hike you’re after, they’re there for you, having been reviewed by our trailblazing volunteers. In the true spirit of the “staycation”, we’ve selected walks spread out over the country, in case you're only looking for a day trip.

Transport troubles, limited freedom to roam and knowing where to go: the many barriers to accessing Great British walking

Ingrina was born in Los Angeles and sees Britain as a comparatively easy place to go walking. All is not well however; on a walk from Sevenoaks to Tonbridge, she reflects on the barriers that can prevent people from accessing walking in Britain.

Mending the C-section scars

The caesarean chopped me through the core muscles, felled me like a tree, I felt. The night before I’d been getting myself around the country on public transport, eight months pregnant. I was a mover.

Mountains, midges and secret Lochs: a wild camping trip to Scotland

Although my first experience of wild camping wasn’t ideal, it opened my eyes to a wealth of walking possibilities and I felt a sense of freedom that I have never before experienced.

Park Life: a tune, a festival and a short walk to keep us refreshed

Even a short walk has me feeling reborn in a way, refreshed, a skin sloughed off, and a dawn walk even more so as a new day begins.

Tales From A Slow Way: Lewes Community FC

Tracing the Lewalf path across the South Downs into Lewes, Fred Garrat-Stanley shines a light on the innovative, community-centred work being done at one of the world’s most progressive non-League football clubs, East Sussex-based Lewes FC

How citizen naturalists use Slow Ways to survey wildlife

What if people walking Slow Ways routes used these pathways as wildlife transects across the country: recording wildlife as they walk and contributing invaluable data to inform the regeneration of our country’s flora and fauna?

Running through forests, walking up mountains

National Walking Month is a time when organisations and individuals collectively highlight the many mental, physical, and social benefits of walking and encourage everyone to walk — wherever they are By Ingrina Shieh This year, National...