Slow guides take time to point the way.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall


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The first edition of this comprehensive guidebook to Dumfries & Galloway, under the banner of slow travel,  was published by Bradt in April 2015. During 2019/20 the content was fully revised and the new edition was published in August 2020. The book is available for online order from, Amazon and Hive, along with lots of shops and 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

2020 cover