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Step into Spring! Come and bathe under the blossoms and switch on all your senses.

Free event, all welcome.

Young fruit routes in an orchard in blossom on a spring day

Join artist Mita Solanky for a walk around Fruit Routes – our edible route of hundreds of fruit and nut trees and bushes on the Loughborough University campus. You will be able to enjoy the experience of blossom bathing, allowing your senses to open up and wake up to spring. Along the route you will learn about what we can forage through the seasons.

The walk will start at the Barefoot Orchard, located next to the Paddock and (almost) opposite Pilkington library. Look out for the Fruit Routes banner near the Geography Weather Station. Walking will start at 2pm and finish around 3:30pm.

This event is free, no need to book. We will be walking along running routes and natural paths, so please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather!

This event is part of Sustainability Fortnight at Loughborough University. Events and activities are taking place across campus for staff and students to learn more about their role in helping to create a more sustainable future. Visit the Sustainability Fortnight webpage


Barefoot Orchard is on level ground. The route is not always on structured paths but is mostly flat with alternative routes for sloping areas. If you have any specific accessibility requirements then please let us know in advance by emailing Sustainability@mailbox.lboro.ac.uk.

Getting here

For information on travelling to the University campus visit the location webpage on the University website.


Parking on campus is restricted and visitors are required to register their vehicle and pay to park. Visitors should use the main entrance on Epinal Way. When you arrive, Security will advise you where to park. For information on registering and paying to park please visit the parking pages of the University website.


Photo credits: Mita Solanky and Charlotte Shearman Smith