Enjoy the winter scenery on a health walk around campus

Friday, 18 December 2015

Headington Hill in winter

Ramblers across the country will don their walking boots this weekend to take part in the annual Festival of Winter Walks and there are a number of walks around the campus of Oxford Brookes University for the local community to enjoy.

Located on the Harcourt, Headington and Wheatley campuses, these walks have been specifically designed to promote physical health and mental wellbeing of all our staff and students – and they’re free for members of the community to enjoy too. 

Each of the walks aims to provide our community with a way of increasing levels of fitness and a method of relaxing but also a chance to enjoy the landscape and scenery around the campuses away from the daily hustle and bustle of the University. 

Oxford Brookes has a reputation for beautifully maintained grounds and in July received a Green Flag Award for its Headington, Harcourt Hill and Wheatley campuses for the fourth year in a row.  Oxford Brookes was one of just two universities to receive the Green Flag and was the only one to have been awarded three. 

The awards are given annually to green spaces throughout the UK and are judged by a group of more than 700 green-space experts who visit sites and asses them against eight strict criteria including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability and community involvement. 

The Festival of Winter Walks has been organised by the charity Ramblers for over 25 years and is a special fortnight of free walks to help more people get outdoors and enjoy Britain’s wintery landscapes. 

Maps and directions for each health walk can be found on the Campus Health Walks pages of the Oxford Brookes website