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

From Stoney Middleton to Eyam: a walk through The Great Plague

The story begins with a delivery of cloth from London to George Viccars, an Eyam tailor.

The best smaller hillwalks in Britain

Lace up your hiking boots and explore one of Britain’s best small hills. 

Burgh Castle Norfolk UK

12 of the best ruins in England

From castles and abbeys to Roman ruins and RAF bases, England is rich in ruins.

Cathedral Quarter Norwich

Lockdown walks: a city river stroll through Norwich

Take a walk around Norfolk’s capital, Norwich, along the bank of the River Wensum.

Walking for England: 11 of the country’s best walks

Whether you’re an avid hiker or just fancy a relaxing stroll, the UK has fantastic walking potential.

Latest features

Which National Trust properties are opening?

As the National Trust starts to open some of its parks and gardens, we take a look at some of our favourites.

Trails, forests and nature reserves: exploring Cheshire’s outdoor attractions

We take a tour of some of the county’s lesser-known outdoor wonders.

From Stoney Middleton to Eyam: a walk through The Great Plague

The story begins with a delivery of cloth from London to George Viccars, an Eyam tailor.

The best smaller hillwalks in Britain

Lace up your hiking boots and explore one of Britain’s best small hills. 

Burgh Castle Norfolk UK

12 of the best ruins in England

From castles and abbeys to Roman ruins and RAF bases, England is rich in ruins.