Walking for Health and Leisure

By walking the daily recommended steps, 10,000 steps a day (about 5 miles) you can give yourself a healthy heart and reduce your body fat. Walking can also increase your muscle tone, boost your metabolism, ease stress, raise energy levels and improve sleep. The great thing about walking is that it can be easily fitted into your daily routine and it's free, so why not go out and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery our area has to offer.

Featured below are some walks from various points on the Bangor and Menai Bridge sites, we hope in the future to cover walks from all of our sites for staff to enjoy.

For a range of walks to do from where you live or the Wrexham campus please go to the following link. Walks range from the Snowdonia mountains, Lleyn Peninsula, Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path and the County of Conwy.

Historical Walk 1 – Approx 45-50 minutes at a brisk pace (2.09 miles) with snippets of history at the Roman camp, pier, Telford lodgings, port and stone circle (PDF 308KB)

Historical Walk 2 – Approx 35-40 minutes at a brisk pace (1.68 miles) with snippets of history at the memorial arch, council hall, Cathedral, hostelry and railway station. (PDF 375KB)

Bangor Walks - from Deiniol Road Site

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Walk time approximately 15 minutes – 1,800 step walk – 0.78 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 18% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Deiniol Building up Glanrafon Hill, which emerges at the top of Morrisons, and then down Holyhead Road and round back to Deiniol Building

This is a safe route with pavements, and few roads to cross, with one hill to walk up

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Walk time approximately 35 minutes – 4,100 step walk – 1.74 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 41% of the recommended daily steps requirement

From Deiniol Building to Bangor Pier and back

This is a level walk with pavements and a few roads to cross

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Walk time approximately 18 minutes – 2,100 step walk – 0.91 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 21% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Deiniol Building to Dean Street and back

This is a safe route with pavements, and a few roads to cross

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Walk time approximately 45 minutes – 4,900 step walk – 2.05 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 49% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Deiniol Building up Farrar Road, and onto the High Street. Walking towards the town centre past the churches, take the marked footpath into the woods and follow the path up hill to the roadway. Turn left and left again on the road, walking past the old hospital. Take the next left, which takes you past the golf course to St Mary’s. The road then leads down to the High Street, and then cut through the car parks back to the Deiniol Building

This is a hilly walk, without pavements, and should only be done in dry weather, with good walking footwear.

** Because this walk takes you through a quiet wooded area and country lanes, we advise you not to walk it alone **

Bangor Walks - from College Road Site

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Walk time approximately 28 minutes - 3,200 step walk - 1.33 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 32% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Main Arts, down Upper Garth Road towards the Pier, along Siliwen Road and back up to Main Arts from Menai Road via the pathway at the side of Hen Goleg

This is a safe route with pavements, and a few roads to cross

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Walk time approximately 12 minutes – 1,450 step walk – 0.62 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 14.5% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Main Arts, along College Road, down Craig y Don Road and across the road to follow a loop around Hwfa Road past the tennis courts and back up to Main Arts from Menai Road via the pathway at the side of Hen Goleg

This is a safe route with pavements, and 2 roads to cross with a gentle short incline at the end

Normal Site Walks

A scenic walk from Normal Site to the Treborth Botanical Gardens where a variety of native flora as well as a range of wild and cultivated plants from all over the world are displayed.

Treborth Botanical Gardens (PDF)
Route: Flat
Distance: 1.8 miles/ 2.89 km
Time: ~36 minutes
Steps: 3600

A scenic and historical walk from the Normal Site, over the Telford Bridge and on to Anglesey. The walk follows the Belgium Promenade, built by Belgium soldiers during World War I and leads to Church Island where St Tysilio’s Church is located.

Church Island Route (PDF)
Route: Fairly flat
Distance: 2.06 miles/ 3.3 km
Time: ~40 minutes
Steps: 4012

Menai Bridge Walks

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Walk time approximately 30 minutes - 3,260 step walk - 1.36 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 33% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Ocean Sciences, turning right onto the High Street from Ffordd y Coleg, along this road, which turns into Cadnant Road. Just before crossing the small bridge take a left turn and then a left again double backing on yourself along the footpath through the wooded area. Proceed along the path, continuing on along The Orchard, and then into Lon Las, right to its end at Hill Street. Continue down Hill Street, taking the third left into Well Street, and then take a left turn down Coronation Road, to come out on the High Street again

This is a safe route with pavements, and a few roads to cross

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Walk time approximately 33 minutes - 3,600 step walk - 1.5 miles

If you do this walk you will have completed 36% of the recommended daily steps requirement

Circular route from Ocean Sciences, proceeding down and turn right at the bottom to go along Ffordd Cynan, carrying along the bottom roads of Water Street and Lon Cei Bont. Passing under the bridge continue along the pathway until you reach the causeway, an option of a circuit of Church Island can be taken at this point, if not turn right along the path through the wooded area until Ffordd Mona is reached. Cross over the road and take the path that leads above the park which exits at the bus stop. From here carry on towards the High Street and back towards Ocean Sciences

This is a safe route during light hours, with a few roads to cross, some paths could be muddy

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