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Walking

Every day over 300 staff and students living off-site commute to campus by foot. These commuters enjoy the benefits of attractive walking routes into our beautiful parkland campus. 

Travelling to campus by foot

Plan your best walking route to campus.

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

Attractive pedestrian routes onto campus

From both the north and south side of the University, car-free pedestrian routes provide direct, quiet and attractive access onto campus. 

The main University cycle route from the north provides a very popular off-road walking route into campus. From the south, Chapel Lane provide a peaceful and pleasant walking route from Galgate. 

The forthcoming Health Innovation Campus will provide a new walking and cycling route onto HIC and the rest of the University. 

Free parking for staff who walk to work

Did you know that staff who commute to work by foot throughout the year, and therefore do not require a parking permit, can obtain up to 15 free one-day parking scratchcards? These free parking permits can come in handy for those days when you need to bring your car to work or when it's raining and you just don't want to get wet! 

This is offered as part of the staff Flexible Benefits scheme to encourage more of our staff to walk to work. 

Flexible Benefits

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.

Outdoor Facilities