Slow Ways is an initiative to create a national network of walking routes connecting all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. Using existing paths, ways, trails and roads, people can use Slow Ways routes to walk or wheel between neighbouring settlements, and combine them to create longer distance trips. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys.

There are currently over 8,000 Slow Ways stretching for over 120,000km. This network of routes was created by 700 volunteers during the Spring 2020 lockdown, creating a unique Slow Ways map in the process. 

For the 2023 Great Big Green Week Petersfield Walking Festival has teamed up with PeCAN and fellow walkers/environmentalists in Midhurst to create a new Slow Ways walk linking our two towns along the Rother Valley.

Come and join us as we travel the slow, traditional way home. 


  • 08.32 bus from Petersfield Square to Midhurst (08.30 from Station)

  • Walk will start from Midhurst

  • 11 miles

  • 5 hours walking plus time for travel and breaks