BBC News: Slow map – Mapping Britain’s intercity footpaths


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Would you know the best way to walk from Leeds to Manchester? From Tring to Milton Keynes, or Carlisle to Inverness? If not, then you’re not alone.

We live in a time when our phones will show us the quickest route to almost anywhere – if we are driving, that is. Walking? Well, that’s a different matter.

Geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison is offering a solution; a new map created by volunteers during lockdown to show the best walking routes between all of Britain’s main towns.

All that is needed now is 10,000 keen walkers to test out the routes on his “slow map”. David Sillito

Read the whole article on BBC News.

2 Comments

  • Dan – this is a great idea. How about a sub-project which focuses on walking routes to COP26. There are already plans for people to cycle to COP, and identifying walking routes would be a fine complement to that. With Regards, Chris Hyde

    • Thanks Chris. It’s a great suggestion and I’ve actually been in contact with the COP team about it before. I’ll post here with any updates!

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