College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Health and wellbeing

Resources and services to help support our staff.  

There are many programmes promoting wellbeing across the College. There are cycling and walking groups, opportunities to get involved in gardening, and there are even allotments and beekeeping programmes you can join.   

Most campuses also have fitness groups, personal trainers, and even organised health walks.  Contact your local research staff champion for further information. 


University-wide resources

Staff Health and Wellbeing Hub

Sport and Exercise facilities


Walking routes 

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and all College campuses have some excellent places to walk and take the stress out of a day.

Cycling and walking routes maps (City of Edinburgh Council)


The Institute of Genetics and Cancer  is close to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh,  Inverleith Park  and the Water of Leith:

Royal Botantic Gardens 

Water of Leith Conservation Trust


The Easter Bush campus is surrounded by fields and farmland and has the impressive Rosslyn Chapel and Pentland Hills nearby. 

Rosslyn Chapel

Pentland Hills


The BioQuarter campus is adjacent to Craigmillar Castle and for a longer walk you can head to Arthur’s Seat and Duddingston Loch. 

Craigmillar Castle


George Square has its own peaceful gardens at its epicentre but is also positioned directly on the expansive Edinburgh Meadows and Brunstfield Links.  



There are many cycle routes across Edinburgh that can be used for work or pleasure.   You can also make use of the cost-effective cycle to work scheme.  

University of Edinburgh cycle to work scheme

Cycling facilities at the University


Spokes (The Lothian Cycle initiative) provides a good source of maps for the Edinburgh region:

Spokes website


Other resources

Health and wellbeing at the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Easter Bush Campus apiary

Easter Bush vegetable garden 

Wellbeing resources at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine

Health and Wellbeing facilities at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer