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Slow Ways - explore the UK landscape

Just over a year ago, I was part of a team which met in person or virtually to begin the process of creating the Slow Ways network , initiated by Dan Raven Ellison . As we approached lockdown, the idea of walking for exercise and exploring our local areas became increasingly attractive. I worked on creating some walks in familiar locations: close to home, along the Norfolk coast and in and around Ely where I work. 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. The beta website is now live. Take a look. Using existing paths, ways, trails and roads, people can use Slow Ways routes to walk or wheel between neighbouring settlements, and combine them to create longer distance trips. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys. There are currently over 7,000 Slow Ways stretching for over 100,000km. This network of routes was created by 700


"Veer off the track Take the path That leads beyond the map I'm a travelling man Each day I walk the byways of this life..." A track by the band 'Big Big Train'. And there they are playing their instruments for real in an excellent live performance. I miss that feeling when the bass pedals can be felt in your stomach at a gig...