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DULib Wellbeing: Keeping active and eating well

Keeping active and eating well

We've compiled a list of walks that you may like to explore:

  • Take a walk around Durham Peninsula while staying close to the City Centre.
  • Enjoy a wander around the Woodland Trust site at Low Burns Wood just south of the city, see if you can spot the wicker man and lady! 
  • Explore Wharton Park near Durham Railway Station – originally opened in 1857 (the year the station opened) the park was renovated and reopened in 2016. 
  • Explore the Botanic Gardens, with new plant-life and hidden artworks around every corner. Use your campus card to gain free entry and discover plants and trees from around the world.
  • The Northern Saints Trails are a series of routes trails which allow you to explore the region through a range of routes based on Ancient Pilgrimage Trails. There is a selection of leaflets available from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre and online. 
  • Durham Heritage Sculpture trail – take a walk around the city and find out more about artwork around Durham. Leaflets can be obtained from the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
  • Download the Digital Walking Tour of Durham - a walk that can be done in stages around the city.
  • Explore the Durham Coastline. For a walk by the sea, a nearby spot is Seaham, which is reachable by bus and the home of the ‘Tommy’ statue.

Whether you want to exercise outdoors or are looking for indoor activities, here are a few suggestions you might want to try:

Food and eating well plays a key role in our overall health and wellbeing - you may want to visit the sites below for information and inspiration: