Keep Calm and Carry on Walking!

During lockdown many of us have rediscovered the joy of walking! Walking can improve health and wellbeing, tackle the climate and ecological emergencies, save people money, improve our environment and bring happiness to people’s lives.

At our interactive talk on 8 December, “guerilla geographer” Daniel Raven Ellison will share his passion for slow travel on two feet.

Daniel has organised thousands of volunteers to map the walking routes that connect all towns, cities and villages. He is a parent, National Geographic Explorer, Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champion and former geography teacher.

Ledbury Town Council has been the first authority to support his ‘Slow Ways‘ quest – building a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities. While there are thousands of miles of paths linking places across the country, there isn’t a comprehensive network designed to help people walk off-road between all towns and cities.

At our Zoom meeting, hear direct from Daniel, put questions to him and get involved with testing out all the routes identified in Herefordshire! Click here to book a (free) ticket.

And if you’re keen to do something before meeting Daniel, why not help The Ramblers with their excellent ‘Don’t Lose Your Way’ campaign tracking down and recording underused or forgotten footpaths, so that they don’t get lost for ever.