Cycling and walking

To plan a cycling or walking route to the university use a map such as Open Street Map which shows all public footway or a journey planner such as

The university has over 350 cycle spaces across both campuses. Bicycles should be securely locked to cycle parking to prevent theft.

Hire bikes

The University has docking stations at both campuses with Cycle CoNNect, allowing staff, students and visitors to hire bikes for an hour or all day. Pick a bike up from the rail station and dock it at our campus for your meeting.

Cycle CoNNect is a self-service bike hire scheme that you can use to travel around Northampton quickly and cheaply. We have a network of nine Cycle CoNNect docking stations across Northampton (including at Avenue and Park Campus) where you can hire and return a bicycle. There will be 50 bikes available to hire across the network at any time of the day, every day. You will need to register online as a member of Cycle CoNNect before you can hire a bike.

Bicycles can be used for 30 minutes free of charge. Membership to the scheme is Free and you can register online using the website, or by phone on 01604 372014. There is a minimum initial top-up charge of £3 per membership, which will be credited to your account. The Cycle CoNNect website gives you more information on how to access the scheme, costs, station and bike locations.


From the M1, use junction 16 and take the A4500 to Northampton. At the Sixfields (Cineworld) roundabout, take the first exit to Tollgate Way. Continue straight on to Bants Lane and Mill Lane following signs for Kingsthorpe and the A508.

Avenue Campus

At the crossroads for the A508 turn right towards Northampton town centre. Take the sixth left to St George’s Avenue. The campus is on your left and the Racecourse should be on your right.

Park Campus

At the crossroads for the A508 turn left in to Kingsthorpe. Continue straight. At the second set of traffic lights, fork right to Boughton Green Road. Park Campus is at the top of the hill on your right.

Visitor Car parking

Limited parking spaces are available for University staff to book out for visitors, ask your host to facilitate this for you if this is required.

For large events such as Open Days, the barriers will be lifted to the main campus car parks allowing access for our visitors to park.