For as long as she can remember, Saira's loved wandering around, discovering new places, talking to strangers and recording her adventures. When she was in school she would often bunk off and end up exploring markets, museums, city streets and suburbs. She leads wandering tours, writes, and is Slow Ways' Community Story Lead.
As we bid farewell to Mike Tormey, Slow Ways star reviewer, Marshall Scholar, transport planner and all-round amazing person, we look back at what’s been an 'wildly joyful' journey through his top 20 adventures...
Our experiences of Covid showed just how important community spaces are. By taking these places away, people don’t encounter one another. We put up more boundaries, we don’t understand one another and this is dangerous, it’s counter to who we are.
From wandering into a ‘blessed little sea shanty’ at Pett Level beach to people watching at sunset beside the prettiest street in England – Saira reflects on the little things that made her walk from Hastings to Rye memorable
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