Slow Ways Walking Challenge

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Go for a hike and help connect Bristol to the rest of Great Britain.

Slow Ways is an initiative to create a network of recommended routes that people can use to walk between all of Great Britain’s towns, cities and national parks.

During the first lockdown, volunteers created the network by plotting and sharing thousands of routes. The challenge now is to walk and check all routes to make sure they are good enough to be in the network.

The Bristol Network

On your own or in a group, could you help by walking one or three?

Walk 5-20km

Bristol currently has a web of suggested Slow Ways routes that connect the centre of the city to Filton, Hambrook, Keynsham, Wick, Nailsea, Portishead and Winford (see above image). All of those places are connected to each other by routes that need checking too.

Walk 20+ km

If you want to be more adventurous, it would be fantastic to see which other towns or cities we could connect Slow Ways to during the festival. Could you walk and check routes to Yate, Wells, Stonehouse, Monmouth or somewhere even further afield?

All Slow Ways routes need to be checked. To become a verified Slow Way and be awarded a Slow Ways snail, routes need to be reviewed by at least three people.

The wider South-West Network

To take part:

  1. Choose a route to walk from the Slow Ways website
  2. Walk it
  3. Leave a route review

Find out more, sign-up and get started on the Slow Ways website here.

For inspiration you might enjoy these two Bristol-made films about Slow Ways!