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  • Tuesday 16 May, 1.30-3pm
  • Barefoot Orchard (near Pilkington Library, opposite University Lodge)
  • Free
  • No booking required
  • Fruit Routes walk 1.30-3pm
  • Followed by wild teas at LAGS garden from 3-4pm

All are welcome for a seasonal sensory wander around Fruit Routes – an enhanced habitat on the campus providing free food for humans and wildlife from over 150 fruit and nut trees.

Explore the 1km route of edible fruit and nut trees, learn more about the orchards and share different perspectives on this cultural resource. This event is for students, staff and the local community with Fruit Routes artist/coordinator Mita Solanky & Fruit Routes founding artist/coordinator Anne-Marie Culhane.

The walk will leave from the Barefoot orchard at 1.30pm, ending at LAGS (Landscape and Gardening Society) garden for foraged teas from 3pm. LAGS garden and shed is at the back of Car Park 5 on campus.

This event is part of a programme of activities at the University to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 15-21 May.

Find out more about LAGS.


Access to Fruit Routes is mostly level with some walking off paths. If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please email environment@lboro.ac.uk in advance and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Getting here

There is free car parking on campus (subject to availability on the day) and the nearest car park is opposite the library. Please report to Security at the main entrance and they will issue a visitors’ pass and direct you to here.

If you are travelling by public transport, you can take the Sprint Bus from Loughborough railway station or the town centre (Ashby Square) and alight at Pilkington Library.

View the full Sprint Bus timetable.

Contact email: environment@lboro.ac.uk