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.

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Lea Gardens Peak District by Tom Parnell Flickr

Authors’ tips: the best places to see spring flowers in England

From woodlands cloaked in bluebells to valleys packed with daffodils.

A perfect walk for a long weekend: the Grantham Canal Path

This 33-mile walk takes you from south Lincolnshire’s glorious countryside, through the Vale of Belvoir, and into the suburbs of Nottingham.

A walk in my home county: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Rocky coves, clifftop walks, bedrock beaches and the last manned lighthouses in Wales – this is where heritage meets maritime.

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.

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. 

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Escape to the country: our favourite market towns in England

Take it slow in some of the country’s best rural villages and market towns.

Lea Gardens Peak District by Tom Parnell Flickr

Authors’ tips: the best places to see spring flowers in England

From woodlands cloaked in bluebells to valleys packed with daffodils.

A perfect walk for a long weekend: the Grantham Canal Path

This 33-mile walk takes you from south Lincolnshire’s glorious countryside, through the Vale of Belvoir, and into the suburbs of Nottingham.

A walk in my home county: Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Rocky coves, clifftop walks, bedrock beaches and the last manned lighthouses in Wales – this is where heritage meets maritime.

6 beautiful places to visit around the Howardian Hills

From castles and abbeys to villages and parklands, the Howardian Hills have endless walking opportunities.