Walking in leaves


Each day many staff and students living off-site commute to campus by foot. These commuters enjoy the benefits of attractive off-road walking routes into our beautiful parkland campus.

Travelling to campus by foot

Plan your best walking route to campus.

Directions to Lancaster University

Walking to campus from Lancaster city centre takes around 50 to 60 minutes. The most direct route is along the A6 road, although a more pleasant and quieter route is along the University cycle route. This is a popular route to campus shared by both cyclists and pedestrians.

Download the walking map

Check the local and campus network of walking routes on our Campus Cycling and Walking Map.

Walking Routes Map

Attractive pedestrian routes onto campus

There is a choice of attractive off-road walking and cycling routes between the University and Lancaster. The long-established route via Bailrigg Village leaves campus near LICA, whilst the newer path via Lake Carter and the Health Innovation Campus provides a more direct route to South Campus.

Chapel Lane provides a peaceful and pleasant walking route from Galgate.

Woodland Walk and Trim Trail

The 150 year old woodland that surrounds campus is accessible to students, staff and local residents and is home to 2.6 miles of Trim Trail. A stretch of outdoor exercise stations with several points to hop on or off... But it's also great for a nice relaxed stroll to stretch your legs.