Best walks in Lancaster!

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The weather is starting to improve, and we are finally starting to see a little more sun, which gives you the perfect excuse to get out of your student home, and out into the fresh air! And Lancaster has some beautiful places for you to explore! For those of you who spend the majority of your time between your university campus and your student accommodation, it’s a great opportunity to see more of the city itself. Taking a short walk outside is so important for your physical as well as your mental health, and it can give you a well-deserved break from a stressful university workload.

Lancaster Walks Tour

Whilst most students have lived in Lancaster for at least a year, many don’t have much experience beyond the city centre and the university campus. Lancaster offers walking tours around beautiful or historic parts of the city free of charge, and the best part is that you can download a map and do them at your own pace! There are plenty of routes to enjoy, including walks around the River Lune, Lancaster Canal, and even a literary journey. For those of you who are living in student accommodation right in Lancaster city centre, you may even walk past your house on one of the tours, or certainly learn something new about it. To find out more about the walking tours, click here.

In and Around Lancaster

Lancaster city centre and its surrounding areas have some lovely places to walk around. Williamson Park is one such place, conveniently located just outside of the centre, only a stone’s throw away from a lot of our student homes. Lancaster also features a canal running through the centre, which is easily accessible for walks of any length, as you can get on and off the canal walkway at many points.


Further Afield

There are many beautiful places to walk just outside of Lancaster itself, so if you’re willing to travel slightly further out of the city, these spots are without a doubt worth a visit.

Morecambe Promenade is famous for a reason and is most certainly worth a visit if you can go. Located just a short bus journey or drive from your Lancaster student accommodation, Morecambe Prom boasts breath-taking views over the bay to Grange over Sands and the Lakeland Fells. For those of you choosing to visit the prom for a walk, keep an eye out for many of Morecambe’s famous landmarks such as The Clock Tower, The Stone Birds and the Time and Tide Bell.

Lancaster is located incredibly close to the Lake District, one of the most popular and beautiful areas in the whole of England. For Lancaster students who have moved here from further afield, a day trip to the Lakes is without a doubt worth a visit! Whilst it is a longer journey, you can get a bus or a train from the stations in Lancaster city centre to various places around the Lake District. The Lakes offer an amazing variety of walks for all different types of abilities, as well as guided walks in which you can learn all about the area.