Walking is an excellent way to keep fit and its free!

The University is committed to promoting the benefits of walking which, as well as cycling, is an environmentally friendly and sustainable mode of travel as it does not generate carbon emissions.


 Walking to work

Walking to work is recommended for those living within two miles of the University. Cars consume most fuel and pollute more at the start of their journey when the engine is cold, therefore, walking even for short journeys can reduce the amount of CO2 emissions by a disproportionate amount.

Birmingham City Council also provide FREE walking (& cycling) maps of Birmingham. 

Why not try combining walking with another mode of travel, for example walking to the train station rather than driving. You could also consider walking to our Selly Oak campus which is only a 20-30 minute walk away. Alternatively, you could get off a stop earlier and walk.  

The University benefits from good pedestrian links with the surrounding area and clear internal routes and footpaths to allow people to find their way around the large campus easily and safely.

The canal towpath which has been recently resurfaced provides good links to Birmingham City Centre and Selly Oak as well as further afield. 

 Local walks

The Ramblers organise regular local walks in your area. These include Birmingham Walking events. The Ramblers also provide information on local walking routes and maps to help you get walking.   

 Urban walking route planner

The Birmingham urban walking route planner (Walkit.com) provides you with a route map between any two points as well as circular and themed walks which include your journey time, calorie burn, step count and carbon saving. It’s quick, free and healthy!

 Earn rewards for walking and cycling with Better Points

Better Points reward is a reward scheme that gives you better points to redeem for vouchers to spend at popular high street chains. All you need to do is be active!

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