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 r.e.walls@leeds.ac.uk

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.

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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