May is National Walking Month!!
During May 2018 we want to see as many people as possible give walking everyday journeys a go!
Why not aim to add an extra 20 minutes’ walking to your everyday and feel the benefits?
Check out Living Streets #Try20 tips here:

Whatever you do, #WalkThisMay


Walking is one of the easiest, healthiest ways to get around and can save you lots of money! If you are planning a trip on foot and not sure where to go, take a look at urban walking planner Walkit which will give you a route map from A to B including step count, carbon saving, calorie burn and it’s free to use!

The University of Leeds has a very useful interactive campus map which can help you navigate your way around on foot. You can access this by clicking here.


You can also go to the Visit Leeds website for the City Centre and waterfront walkit maps which are available in the pdf download section along with information about the Industrial Heritage trail and Country Way routes. The City Centre map shows the location of the train and bus station along with travel centres where you can buy train and bus passes.

Healthy Walks

These start at 1pm on Wednesdays from the entrance to Leeds University Union. These lunchtime walks last 30-40 minutes and allow you to get some gentle exercise during your lunch break. They are led by our volunteers Rachel Walls and Martin Pelan. For more information please contact

The walks run throughout the year and are very rarely cancelled. However, please get in touch before coming along for the first time so that the leaders know to look out for you and have your details in case of cancellation.

Walk Away Revision Stress!!

Busy revising? Why not take some time out to clear your head? Join us for a 30 minute led walk around the campus and surrounding area could help reduce your stress levels, improve your mood and give you valuable headspace.

Following the success of the first ‘Walk away Revision Stress’ led walk earlier in May, we are planning to schedule more walks soon.

Please contact if you are interested.

This event is free of charge and is organised  by CityConnect in partnership with University of Leeds Sustainability Service, Leeds University Union and Get Out Get Active.

Please note this event is only open to students and staff from the University of Leeds.


CityConnect is working with Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, to deliver CityConnect Walking.

For more information on walking initiatives and ideas of how to integrate more walking into your daily routine, see:

Did you know? To reap the health benefits of being more active, aim to walk 10,000 steps a day, which can burn up to 400 calories! To keep track of your step count it’s worth investing in a pedometer to monitor your progress. For information about ‘walk to heath schemes’ and ‘get fit for free tips’ click here.
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