Slow guides take time to point the way.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


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This new guidebook to Dumfries & Galloway, under the banner of slow travel,  was published by Bradt in April 2015. The book is available for online order from and Amazon, along with various outlets across the area.


The Slow concept is aimed at both visitors and locals.  In essence, it's about making time to explore an area thoroughly and at a relaxed pace, and finding out what really makes it distinctive.  It is also about taking time to connect people, culture, places, the environment and heritage.


It is in tune with:

-  The desire for 'real' experiences: real food, community, individual

   wellbeing and meeting local people.

-  A growing appreciation of travel by public transport.

-  A reaction against 'clone-town' Britain.

-  An awakening interest in sense of place and heritage.

The Slow concept and Dumfries & Galloway

Dumfries, Galloway, Slow Britain, Bradt