Crescent Hall via Paul Kent Hall to Gipsy Lane
A printable pdf version of the route is available here
The route as a whole is treated as a flat walk and is along level pavements. There is a slight decline on the section Old Road/Slade Junction to Oxford Brookes University.
The walk starts outside Crescent Hall and exits by a side entrance (there is a road entry/exit for vehicular traffic - ignore this, take the pedestrian side exit).
- Turn Right onto Crescent Road.Turn Left onto Hollow Way
- Go Straight On at traffic lights (Horspath Road on the right)
- Continue on Hollow Way passing Paul Kent Hall on the Right
- Bear Left at the roundabout and continue along The Slade
- At main road traffic lights (passing 3 sets of pedestrian traffic lights) - junction with Old Road - turn Left onto Old Road
- Continue down Old Road (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre on your Right) to traffic lights
- Turn Right at traffic lights to enter Gipsy Lane
- Continue along Gipsy Lane, cross the road to enter Oxford Brookes University at Reception
How to use the "Walk to Work" health walk
Start slowly and build up - start by walking a section of the route and catch a bus for the rest. For example, it only takes 14 mins at 3 miles an hour to reach Old Road/Slade junction starting from Brookes. Breathe naturally. It should be possible to hold a normal conversation. Slow down if gasping for breath. Be seen and be bright especially if the light and conditions are poor.
Be seen and be bright especially if the light and conditions are poor.
How to use the tables
Record the time it takes you to do a section of your walk and from this work out your walking speed: for example, if it takes 14 minutes to walk from the Old Road/Slade Junction to Gipsy Lane you have walked at 3 miles an hour. Aim to gradually increase your walking speed each time you do the walk.
Find the nearest weight to your body weight in the blue section and read down the column to find the average number of calories you have burned for the walk you have done.
|Walking speed (mph)||2.0||2.5||3.0||3.5||4.0||4.5||5.0|
|No. of minutes from Crescent Hall||62||50||41||35||31||28||25|
|No. of minutes from Paul Kent Hall (bus stop)||40||32||27||23||20||18||16|
|No. of minutes from Old Road/Slade Junction||21||17||14||12||10||9||8|
|(st, lb)||7, 9||9, 4||11, 0||12, 6||14, 1||15, 7||17, 3|
|Crescent Hall to Brookes||Average Kcal used||124||149||174||199||224||249||274|
|Paul Kent Hall to Brookes||79||94||110||126||141||157||173|
|Old Road Junction to Brookes||41||49||57||65||73||81||89|
Produced by Health Walks Research and Development Unit
supporting the Green Commuter Plan
A Health Promoting University Initiative