A man running through the woodland trail on campus

Outdoor Fitness

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

Outdoor Facilities for Hire

All prices listed below are per hour. For more information or to book, please call us on 01524 592444 or email lancasterconferences@lancaster.ac.uk.

Woodland Walk and Trim Trail

The 150 year old woodland which surrounds the campus is accessible to delegates 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 cardiovascular 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.