Health studies suggest an activity target for healthy adults is around 10,000 steps a day.

Walking has great benefits, offering a gentle exercise option for improving mental health and fitness as well as reducing stress levels.

For people travelling a mile or so to campus, it is a cost effective and sustainable travel option, improving the health of both the environment and the community.

Keeping active: Brookes Sports & Brookes Active

We encourage the Oxford Brookes community to utilise active travel options. The Brookes Active webpages have some great tips, route and event information, to help you enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

Campus health walks

Walking in our local environment is the most basic form of exercise involving no special equipment, no cost and open to all.

The University has created some short routes through attractive surroundings close to all Oxford campuses. They are designed to take about 40 minutes, depending on your speed.

PDFs are available for all Brookes Health walks:

Keeping active: GO Active Outdoors

Oxford City Council have launched GO Active Outdoors providing local information for being more active outdoors.


Starting as a small 'Bricks and Mortar' company in 1992, Up & Running have over 28 stores operating in the UK with their Headington store conveniently located a short walk away (around 10 minutes) from the Headington campus.

They aim to provide support for runners of all abilities through membership of their Social Run Group and Oxford Brookes Students and Staff can enjoy benefits of up to 10% off all products purchased in store, by simply by showing their valid University Identification Card.