Calling all leaders! Can you assemble a team to help with Slow Ways this winter?
We’re creating a national walking network and we need your help with that – by going for a walk.
We are looking for groups or organisations that could walk, check and verify all of their town’s Slow Ways in a single day or week.
Just three people could walk, review and verify a town in a number of days, so just think what you could do with a team of 30. Maybe you even have a team of 300 you could call on? Imagine how far they could go!
Could your group or organisation help us test and learn the best way to do that? Come to a Zoom on Mon 30th and learn more!
Help us test the idea
This will help us with launching a larger campaign to engage groups and organisations in every town and city in Great Britain this spring.
There would be a number of benefits to your organisation taking part, including:
- giving your team time and space to connect
- fulfilling volunteer, wellbeing or environment days
- giving your local community a verified walking network
- inspiring other organisations to help with Slow Ways
- making the case for better access and paths
- health and wellbeing benefits for your team
- feeling good about being part of a positive national effort
- an opportunity to celebrate your contributions with your customers, audiences and communities
The experiences and learning will be used to inspire and support hundreds more groups and organisations to follow in your footsteps.
We are looking for groups and organisations that can:
- Assemble a team of three to 30+ people
- Walk all of a town’s Slow Ways this February or March
- Be able to self-organise and be willing to feed back on how it has gone
You might be thinking that it’s too chilly in February and March to get involved? The draw is strong to stay inside and shield from the weather but at Slow Ways we try to think differently. When the seasons are slower and indoor evenings long and dark it’s the perfect time to make the most of the light outdoors, while reflecting with our teams… It’s exactly the time for walking Slow Ways!
We think that walking is a basic right and a basic pleasure. More than that, it is one of the simplest and most accessible things many of us can do. It is proven to have excellent health benefits, stimulates creativity and imagination and is a great way to connect with your colleagues and professional peers in an informal state of mind. What’s not to like?
Join me to find out more
We are hosting a series of online information sessions on Monday, January 30th. We have two sessions during the day and one in the evening. Sign-up by clicking through on these links.
Online Zoom events to find out more
If you are not available this winter, you can still sign-up below to get involved and do your bit over the spring and summer. Let us know about your organisation’s needs and sign up here to receive more information, tools and tips to get stepping.
Lara Kramer – Slow Ways relationship and connections
I am all about the people! With a background in training and education there is nothing more exciting for me than listening, training and organising people. Even better, I get to do that for my job – I am Slow Ways' relationships and connections lead. I've been centre manager at the New Economy Centre, communications and project manager for an international education project in the MENA region, and education, training and development officer for UK Youth. I am happiest when I am by the water – swimming, paddleboarding and canoeing are my go-to activities with my family. Unsurprisingly, I also love walking and the outdoors in general so gathering around a fire on a chilly evening after a long hike is the stuff of dreams.