Slow travel

Bradt has always preferred a ‘slow’ pace of travel. Ours is a sedate, measured approach which is all about getting under the skin of a place so that you leave feeling as if you really know it and haven’t just scratched the surface. The slow travel movement follows in the steps of the slow food movement; it is local, organic, a reaction against clone towns and mass marketing.

Our series of Slow guides to British regions is the foremost of its kind, opening up Britain’s special places in a way that no other guides do. Discover the spots that aren’t normally publicised, meet the locals, find out where the best food can be enjoyed (and from where it’s sourced), indulge in a little cultural foraging and discover the Britain you never knew existed with our expert local authors.

Featured stories

Valle de la Luna Atacama Desert by Nori Jemil

The only way is slow: a life-changing trip in Chile’s Atacama Desert

I didn’t know anything about Slow Travel 15 years ago, but gently is the only way to do anything when above the 3,000m mark.

The best winter activities in the UK

Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your adventures – these UK activities are worth braving the cold for.

A walk in my home county: the Middlewood Way

Explore one of England’s ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns on this delightful 2½-mile circular route. 

A walk in my home county: Burrington Combe, Somerset

Take in the rich views along wooded valleys, open moorlands and dramatic gorges on this 5-mile walk.

A walk in my home county: Horsey Mere, Norfolk

The lovely thing about this walk is that it gives you a taste of everything the area has to offer in the space of five easy miles.

Latest articles

Valle de la Luna Atacama Desert by Nori Jemil

The only way is slow: a life-changing trip in Chile’s Atacama Desert

I didn’t know anything about Slow Travel 15 years ago, but gently is the only way to do anything when above the 3,000m mark.

The best winter activities in the UK

Winter doesn’t have to mean the end of your adventures – these UK activities are worth braving the cold for.

A walk in my home county: the Middlewood Way

Explore one of England’s ‘Walkers are Welcome’ towns on this delightful 2½-mile circular route. 

A walk in my home county: Burrington Combe, Somerset

Take in the rich views along wooded valleys, open moorlands and dramatic gorges on this 5-mile walk.

Waterway wandering: England’s prettiest canal walks

Take it slow and savour these pockets of tranquility.