Outdoor Facilities

Within the 560 acres of campus we have plenty of space for sport. You can take a stroll through the Woodland Walk, or try out the Trim Trail.

Campus Sports Fields

We have a range of outdoor sports spaces across our green campus, including:

  • 8 tennis courts

  • 5 netball courts (including 2 that are floodlit)

  • 2 multi-use games areas for 5-a-side football, training, basketball etc.

  • 2 floodlit synthetic grass pitches

  • 3 rugby pitches

  • 6 Association football pitches

  • Crown bowling green

  • 3G pitch

  • Artificial cricket wicket

  • Lacrosse pitch

  • Woodland Walk and Trim Trail‌‌

    Outdoor Facilities for Hire

    All prices listed below are per hour. For more information or to book, please call 01524 510609 or email sportenquiries@lancaster.ac.uk.





Netball Courts (Lights)




Netball Courts (No Lights)




Full Synthetic Pitch (Lights)




Full Synthetic Pitch (No Lights)




1/2  Synthetic Pitch (Lights)




1/2  Synthetic Pitch (No Lights)




3G Full Pitch (Lights)




3G Full Pitch (No Lights)




3G 1/2 Pitch (Lights)




3G ½ Pitch (No Lights)




Woodland Walk and Trim Trail

The 150 year old woodland which surrounds the campus is accessible to students, staff and Sports Centre members thanks to the Trim Trail which covers a route of 2.6miles. The trail comprises a series of fixed, timber exercise stations designed to improve cardio vascular fitness and test upper and lower body muscular strength.

Originally planted in 1841 as sporting woodland for the Bigforth Estate, the trail now provides a different sporting challenge for people of all fitness abilities, from serious athletes to people looking for a quick study break. Walking the full circuit takes around 1.5 hours but you can hop on or hop off at several different points when it suits you.

The woodland is an important habitat for plant and animal life, including 120 bird species and three bat species; you might even catch sight of some of the Roe Deer which visit from time to time. Further woodland improvements such as additional tree planting, managing invasive Rhododendron and other habitat improvements have already begun as part of a 10 year Management Plan to ensure the continuous development of the woodland.

See a map of the Woodland Walk and Trim Trail.

Golf at Forrest Hills

Forrest Hills is 160 acres of land on the opposite side of the M6 bought to expand recreational activities for students, staff and the local community including:

  • 11 Hole Golf Course

    This scenic course extends over 80 acres in the beautiful countryside. It incorporates a lake, a river and both young and mature, sustainably-managed woodlands. Maintained to a high standard, the course has wide, open fairways and large greens to encourage the novice but also has features to challenge even the most experienced golfer such as the 285yd par 4 with its 60 yd lake tee shot, river crossing and undulating green.

    Membership owners: £99 unlimited golf for the whole year 

    Non-membership owners: £200

    Pay as you play: £10 per game  

  • Lake Fly Fishing

    On the edge of the Forest of Bowland, we offer a beautiful and peaceful location to fish in a woodland area. The 4 acre, spring-fed lake, has both jetty and bank fly fishing. Depths of 3 to 18 feet give a diverse range of habitats both for the fish and for their food.

    It is not necessary to book at the minute and a honesty box is in place