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Green space

Edge Hill University boasts a stunning 160-acre campus, home to a wide range of beautiful plants and wildlife. Discover more about our green space and it can improve your wellbeing.

In 2023, we were presented with the Green Flag award for the 12th year, marking over a decade as one of the country’s best green spaces. Our Facilities Management Team work hard to keep the grounds to the highest standards, providing a beautiful space for students, staff and the public to unwind. We are committed to improving the environmental performance of the University, and invite our students to engage with the wider community in sustainability practices. When you are on campus, expect to see squirrels, rabbits, ducks, and even our campus cat.

A drone shot of campus at Edge Hill University, which has been awarded a £100,000 grant to continue partnership working with Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Ukraine.

Green space and wellbeing

The Rock Garden near Edge Hill's Faculty of Health and The Arts Centre. It shows fir trees, lots of flowers and blue skies.

Taking a walk around campus and even studying in one of Edge Hill’s natural spots can improve your wellbeing. Spending time in green space can:

  • lift your mood
  • reduce negatives feelings such as stress, anger and loneliness
  • help you relax and recharge
  • help you to feel grounded
  • improve your physical health
  • help you be more active
  • help you meet other students
  • connect you to the Edge Hill community

Visit Mind for more information on how nature benefits mental health.

Best green spaces on campus

Rock Garden (Western Campus)
Lakeside (Western Campus)
Trim trail (Eastern Campus)
Beach (Eastern Campus)
Rooftop gardens
Ruff Wood
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Hear from our students

Our students talk about Edge Hill’s green space.

Hannah Baskeyfield professional image

My favourite place on campus is the sunken garden behind the Arts Centre. It’s really peaceful, with a big open space and trees.

Hannah Baskeyfield

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

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Lucy Barret professional photo

The campus is so beautiful.

Lucy Barrett

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature

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Faith Wood tying shoelaces on a racetrack

I love the environment at the campus as I find it very relaxing. It also has a community feel and everyone is so polite and kind.

Faith Wood

BSc (Hons) Business & Management

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Tonika Stephenson

Edge Hill is a very beautiful Campus, well looked after with new and old buildings which work together with the varying landscapes.

Tonika Stephenson

LLB (Hons) Law

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