Walking to the University of Kent is encouraged as part of the University Travel Plan.

Why not try walking to work, getting off the bus one stop early or even parking your car further away from your usual parking place and walking the remainder of your journey?

Benefits of Walking

There are many reasons why walking to work can be good for you, these include;

  • Improving your health and fitness - it is known that walking helps protect the body from many illnesses and conditions, including; heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, obesity, the most common type of diabetes and many cancers. It is also a great way to relieve stress and assists with depression and mental health.
  • Improving our environment - walking doesn't cause congestion or pollution.
  • Peace of mind - walking removes the problems and frustrations of driving such as; finding a parking spot and being stuck in traffic jams. It is also a time when you can meet new people, chat with friends or just enjoy time to relax by yourself.
  • It's free - it doesn't cost a penny to walk!
  • Doctors recommend 30 minutes of walking every day, either in one go or as a series of short walks.

Kent EcoTrail

This environmental treasure-hunt takes you all around Canterbury Campus. Hidden around the campus are 33 ‘eco-points’ revealing the area’s sustainability secrets, and your mission is to find them all. At each point you will find a post with a fact card and marker punch. Completed cards can be returned to the Estates Department reception in exchange for a small prize.For more information and to download the materials you need click here. Please note it may be that not all points are accessible at any given time.


Walking Taxi Service

Campus Security offer a free Walking taxi service, on the Canterbury campus, to those who feel vulnerable. The Walking Taxi Service was first launched in 2000 and is here to help you feel safe and get home safely! Security guards are on hand to assist all staff and students across the Canterbury campus, day or night.

Call 01227 823300




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Last Updated: 23/04/2018