Walking and Running


The hills and valleys around Aberystwyth make it the perfect place to get out walking and running, to get fresh air in those lungs! Even day-to-day walking, for example, to and from meetings, can have proven health benefits! Use Travel the World as a way to monitor how far you are walking on an average day - the British Heart Foundation say that 10 000 steps a day (about 5 miles), can give you a healthy heart and reduce body fat - why not see how you measure up? ‌

Take a look here for ways to get moving and the benefits it can have!

New to running? Click here!


Campus Walks:

Situated on the main Penglais campus, there are three walks for you to enjoy and if you wish, to have a look at some of the rare trees that are planted here.  The walks all start and finish at the Sports Centre and are approximately 20, 30 or 40 minutes long - although you should be able to follow the posts around from any point.  You will be able to download a map by clicking on this link -  Campus walks map

There is also an accompanying leaflet about the trees (Tree Leaflet).  You will notice on the main map, that the trees of interest are highlighted in red. You can then search for the small green tag that is hanging from the tree and find its corresponding number in the tree leaflet - a short description, including country of origin will give you some more information about the trees. Planted optionally when the new campus was designed, the then Head Groundsman, worked with academics from Zoology to ensure that trees from every corner of the world were brought on campus - you will be surprised at what you will find!

We have tried to keep to the pathways as much as possible but in order to see some of the trees some paths are on grass and uneven surfaces which may become muddy, so take care with your footwear.  

On the map, you will also notice some refreshment points where you will be able to have a comfort break.

On Your Feet Britain:

On Your Feet Britain are encouraging everyone top get up and move around whilst at work. It is very easy to find yourself sitting at your desk all day, but here are some easy things you can do to increase those steps:

 - Use the stairs

- Have a walking meeting

- Eat lunch away from your desk

- Walk to a colleagues desk rather than phoning them

Wales Coast Path:

Take advantage of some of the 870 miles of the Wales Coast Path and try walking or running some of the route! A variety of walks are available along this path, suiting all abilities. Check them out here!

‌ For more information about the Wales Coast Path in Ceredigion, click here!

Nature Reserves and Sites of Interest:

What better way to see Ceredigion than to visit a nature reserve or place of interest?! Take a look at some of the below for some inspiration:


- Nant yr Arian          - Ynyslas

- Cors Caron              - Hafod Estate

- Dyfi Forest


Useful Links:

- Visit Wales

- Keeping Safe (Ramblers)

- British Heart Foundation

- On Your Feet Britain