The University of Leeds has been awarded the Walk Friendly Workplace accreditation!

Walking is one of the easiest, healthiest ways to get around and can save you lots of money! To reap the health benefits of being more active, aim to walk 10,000 steps a day, which can burn up to 400 calories. Keep track of your step count with an activity tracker watch or download an app to you phone.

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.

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Students

For a limited time only, we are offering free ‘Orientation Walks’ around Leeds City Centre in partnership with CityConnect and Get Out Get Active. These will take place once a month to provide new students/academics with a guided 90 minute walk taking in some of the key sites around Leeds. This includes museums, green spaces and key shopping areas.

Click on this link for more information or to sign up to one of the free walks.

Staff

In partnership with CityConnect and Get Out Get Active, we are offering staff monthly lunch time walks to explore our campus and the surrounding area. The guided walks will take in key sites such as Blue Plaques, Art installations and the sustainability highlights on campus.

Click on this link for more information or to sign up to one of the lunch time walks.

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: https://cyclecityconnect.co.uk/walking/

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.

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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