Staff Health and Wellbeing Hub

Walking at the University

Walking to, from and whilst at the University, is a great way to keep active.

The University has a rich variety of architecture, history and green space with a number of interesting walking routes.

Planning a walking journey

To plan a walking journey, you can use the journey planner. This journey planner will tell you:

  • the best route to walk.
  • approximately how long the walk will take.
  • the distance of the walk.
  • the approximate number of calories you will burn.

To use the journey planner, all you need to do is enter the name of your origin and destination.

If you require more details of your origin or destination at the University, the University's campus maps provide details of all University buildings.

Campus maps

Specifically, Historic Scotland have also produced this leaflet describing walks around Holyrood Park which is very close to the University.

Walks around Holyrood Park by Historic Scotland (Pdf 954KB)

Lunchtime walks

To support and encourage staff to get more active during their working day, the University is supporting a number of walking groups. These walking groups are simply a way of getting out and about at lunchtime and participating in walking as a means of getting healthier and fitter.

These groups aren't competitive and walks are at a comfortable pace. The walks are local to the area and will last 15-25 minutes, leaving plenty of time to have your lunch.

The groups are led by University staff who have an interest in walking and who have been fully trained as a walk leader by the Health and Safety Department.

More information about lunchtime walking groups


Alternatively you may wish to up the pace and join one of the University's JogScotland groups!

These groups offer a fun and supportive way of exercising and are suitable for all fitness levels.

More information about the University's JogScotland groups