Tell us the story of a trail


Apply to tell the story of one of five trails of Slow Ways

Ready for an adventure? Could you assemble a team and commit to verifying one of the following trails this spring? And then tell us the story of your experience? We have a small number of £500 commissions to encourage you!

– Assemble a team of three or more people
Apply for a Slow Ways Trails commission
– Share your story for our social media and Stories channel
– Verify one of the following trails in our core network

Choose from

Colchester – Norwich

Leeds – Hull

Chester – Hereford

St David’s – Swansea

Edinburgh – Perth 

Each route needs three positive reviews to become a verified part of our network. As part of this commission, we’ll need you to join together in a team of at least two other people to walk and review all the routes in the trail. 

In addition we are asking you to share your story with us for our social media and Stories channel. You can be as creative as you like here. Perhaps you’ll choose to create:

– a series of photos from your journey

– a short written story

– a podcast or audio recording

– an interview with us at the end

– a short video or several

– or something else

We’ll provide you with £500 to support the team to cover their expenses on this adventure, while you walk and review routes and provide us with your story. This will be in two instalments of 50% up front and 50% on completion of the commission.

The deadline for completing this application is the end of Sunday 17th February. The successful applicants need to complete their full trail in one go or in sections, by the end of March 2024.

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.