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  • How do you use a GPX file?

    A GPX file is a bit like a Word, PDF or MP3 file, but designed for holding information about routes.  Just like Word documents need to be opened in a word processing application, GPX files need to ...

  • Are there written descriptions for walks?

    We do not have written descriptions of the routes. There could be for some routes in the future (especially if people want to write them). We are keen for routes to be reviewed and verified before ...

  • Will Slow Ways route information be available under a Creative Commons license?

    All words and images you share with Slow Ways are licensed to us and others under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license (CC BY-SA 4.0). Currently you can only use Slow Ways route...

  • Can I get a Slow Ways t-shirt or hoody?

    Yes! Take a look at our Teemill shop.  All profits from our clothes go into the Slow Ways Travel Fund. Launching later this year, this special fund will cover expenses for young people who might no...

  • Is there is printable or downloadable version of the route survey?

    Yes, here you go. Please feel free to copy, paste and adapt it.

  • The new Slow Ways website is launching on Friday April 23rd

    We're delighted to share that the new Slow Ways website is being soft-launched on Friday April 23rd. It's taken months of development and has only been possible thanks to the determination and gene...

  • How to navigate and not get lost!

    Being able to find your way around without getting lost is important for walking or wheeling Slow Ways. Slow Ways is not a navigation tool or app. Many routes can be navigated with a basic ability ...

  • How to add a new Slow Ways route

      The ambition is to establish a national network of mapped, reviewed, rated, verified and surveyed walking routes that connect all of the United Kingdom’s towns and cities. Over 7,000 are alrea...

  • How to survey a place

    The towns, cities and villages at the end of routes are vital elements of Slow Ways. Without them you wouldn’t know where or when to stop! Place surveys collect and share information that users may...

  • How to survey a Slow Ways route

    A survey of a Slow Ways route collects key information to help potential users decide if it is suitable for them or not. It’s a vital and specialised undertaking. The process includes counting and ...