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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Walk of the Week: the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way

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

Phoebe Smith’s favourite small hills in Wales

Discover the best hillwalking spots away from the crowds.

Rail in the Dales: a new tourist train has opened in Yorkshire

Explore the Dales in a different light this summer on this brand new tourist route.

The best wild swimming spots in South Devon

There are so many wild and watery places to explore along Devon rivers, estuaries and coastline.

The best travel deals in the UK

Discover the best holiday discounts in the UK from some of our favourite properties.

Latest articles

Walk of the Week: the Macclesfield Canal and Middlewood Way

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

The best little-known lakes in England

Discover our favourite bodies of water away from the Lake District.

Phoebe Smith’s favourite small hills in Wales

Discover the best hillwalking spots away from the crowds.

Rail in the Dales: a new tourist train has opened in Yorkshire

Explore the Dales in a different light this summer on this brand new tourist route.

The best wild swimming spots in South Devon

There are so many wild and watery places to explore along Devon rivers, estuaries and coastline.