Saira Niazi

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.



See Slow Ways on Countryfile? Find out how to get started with us!

Slow Ways volunteers were joined by Countryfile presenter Ellie and the film crew for a wet and wondrous walk from Warwick to Leamington Spa. Read on for a step-by-step guide to getting involved

Walking stories told through art

Six artists illustrate their Slow Ways journeys in West Yorkshire through sewing, printing, writing, vlogging and collage

Top tips for walking while fasting

Spiritually-speaking the holy month of Ramadan can be a great time to walk, but a few tips go a long way when fasting from dawn to dusk

Three lessons Magid Magid learned on his Slow Ways journey

Activist, author, former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid went on a Slow Ways journey in Sheffield. Here are his lessons.

Wanderers #1: Ali Pretty

Welcome to our Wanderers series, an interview series that spotlights interesting walkers from across the UK and beyond. In the first episode, we speak to Ali Pretty, Artistic Director of Kinetika and architect of the Beach of Dreams, an epic 500 miles walk over 35 days along the coast of England.

Canvey Island to Southend-on-Sea: a Slow Ways journey

Finding treasure in the whimsical, warm and mysterious Essex estuarylands, from Canvey Island to Southend and Leigh-on-Sea

Six pioneers and their shears

Slow Ways is honoured to have a bunch of supervolunteers – solo walkers who are putting enormous time and energy into reviewing routes. They meet up for a walk every so often so I joined them in the Midlands, on the overgrown Longbridge to Halesowen route