Walking

Why walk to the University?

These are some of the great benefits of walking to the University:

1. You’re calm

Once you’ve worked out how long your route to the office takes, you can pretty much rely on the journey taking the same time each day.

2. You’ve woken up

Here's a list of the health benefits of walking. Walk through the door energised. You’ve been out in the daylight, setting your body clock for the day, and giving yourself a dose of vitamin D. You’ve kick-started your metabolism and are already beginning to burn off your breakfast. You’ve stretched your legs, and while you’ve been looking around you’ve been giving your eyes a long distance workout (both of which are vital antidotes to desk-based jobs).

3. You’re connected

Admittedly it’s not practical to read the newspaper whilst navigating pavements and subways! But it’s amazing how much news you can absorb when walking, such as the daily headlines advertised on newsstands, and what’s playing at the cinemas or theatres you pass.

If you’re a shopper, you’ll find out what shops are opening, what shops are closing, who’s got a sale on. You’ll see notices for special events, gigs, fairs, and street markets. You’ll know how how many of those new apartments have been sold…

4. You’ve achieved

You can leave for University a bit earlier than usual, you can achieve all sorts of useful things on your walk to work, (chances are that you’ll pass a lot amenities on your way in).

So you can drop off your dry cleaning, your shoes to be resoled and buy gig tickets (avoiding the admin fee). You can buy your lunch. And of course, you can do all those things on your walk home instead.

Why not work out how long it would take you to walk all or part of your route to work, and tomorrow morning give it a try?

Discounts for University of Bristol Student and Staff Walkers

Company Discount
Cotswold Outdoor

(Staff discount at Bristol store only)

Staff: 10% off* the full retail value of current season’s product ranges

You must show your valid University of Bristol staff ID card to receive your discount.

Discount only available in the Bristol store only (located on Union St).

*Exclusions: The following exclusions apply to the discounted price structure: - Courses supplied by Cotswold, Gift Cards & Vouchers, Postage, Rock Bottom goods both carried in store and shown online, previously discounted goods, sale items and special ordered goods. In addition this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Cotswold offer, discount or any online affiliation programmes.

Students: 15% off** full retail value of current season’s product ranges and is available for use both in store and online. This is the standard discount Cotswold offer to all students with a valid NUS student card and available at all their stores.

**See NUS website for further details including exclusions.

Ellis Brigham

(Bristol store only)

10% discount on all full price items.

You must show your valid University of Bristol staff or student ID card to receive your discount.

Discount only available in the Bristol store only (located on Whiteladies Road)

Taunton Leisure

(Bristol shop only)

10% discount on all full price items (excludes books, maps and sale items)

You must show your valid University of Bristol staff or student ID card to receive your discount.

Discount only available in the Bristol store only (located on Bedminister Parade)

More discounts to follow - watch this space!

Fancy a lunch time stroll?

Avoid getting crumbs in your keyboard, don't eat and email - break up your day, get away from your desk and stretch your legs with the lunchtime walk offered by the University's Sports Centre.

Local Walking Groups