During the Spring 2020 lockdown volunteers from across the nation plotted a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities.
Without leaving home over 7,000 ‘Slow Ways’ walking routes were mapped using existing paths, trails and roads. Combined, the routes stretch for 100,000km and lap the equator twice.
Mahroof joined the initial Slow Ways ‘hack day’ in January 2020 to help form its early thinking and start the process of creating a network of walking routes.
He went for a walk with friend Belal and film maker Nico Hambleton to explore the idea of Slow Ways. It made sense to walk one of the Slow Ways routes, from Bishop’s Castle to Minsterley, taking in tea shops, Shropshire Hills tracks and trig points along the way.
Here’s some of what they spoke about. And here’s the short film, part of a suite of ‘Slow Ways Voices’ films.
After four weeks of walking and reviewing Slow Ways the scores are in!
Thanks for all your inputs and efforts to get Slow Ways off to a flying start. Here’s an early mix of metrics, a stocktake of Slow Ways statistics.
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