Would you like to contribute to the creation of Slow Ways – an ambitious crowd-sourced, community-verified national walking network that connects all of Britain’s towns, cities and national parks.
Do you want to help boost walking and wheeling. Slow Ways is a great resource to help achieve that goal.
Supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, their mission is to make it easier for people to walk and wheel between places. Having a network of recommended and trusted routes is key to unlocking this – and you could help.
Contributing to the Slow Ways walking network will help your community across multiple agendas including:
- Health and wellbeing
- Connecting people and communities
- The Climate Emergency
- Active Travel
- Tourism, Leisure, Culture, Heritage
- Accessing Nature
- Levelling Up
- Cost of Living
- Happiness and joy
Residents from across the country have already drafted 9,000 routes that stretch for over 80,000 miles.
Now these routes need checking on the ground to make sure they are good enough for people to follow.
So far 1 in 5 Slow Ways have been checked and verified by people across the country.
They now need your help to scale-up their national effort and verify the whole network. Each route requires at least three positive reviews and a survey for it to become part of the Slow Ways trusted network.
The aim is for every place in the network to be 100% checked. Once that’s happened you will have helped to create a national network that everyone can use. Every place in the network has a place page like Kimberley does, why not search for a local town here to see how it’s getting on?
Can you help check your local part of the network?
Learn more – Download our toolkit to discover how and why to help.
Walk the walk – Choose a suitable route from the Slow Ways website or iPhone app, walk it and then leave a review. You can do this on your own or organise a day for the wider community to walk all of the Slow Ways in your area.
Share this message – Do you know people or groups in your community who would like to get involved? Please share this opportunity by forwarding this message and posting it online.
Stay in the loop – Would you like to be kept up to date with the progress of Slow Ways? Sign up for the Friends of Slow Ways newsletter.
To find out more information please visit the Slow Ways website.