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Lancaster Sports Complex

Running machine

At the University of Cumbria there are many opportunities for you to take part in sport and physical activity.

From badminton to squash, swimming to spinning there is something for everyone to enjoy, and all at our great value rate.


Sports Card: Get yours now

Get your sports card

A sports card gives you unrivalled access to all of the university’s sports facilities and entitles you to:

  • unlimited use of the fitness room
  • free admission to all exercise classes
  • free use of the sports hall (via the booking system)
  • free hire of equipment—footballs, basketballs and rackets.

Salt Ayre Sports Centre

Salt Ayre Sports Centre Students and staff at the University of Cumbria can also benefit from an enhanced sports card membership package that includes the use of all facilities at Salt Ayre: fitness suite, fitness classes, swimming pool, sauna/steam suites, athletics track, cycle circuit, astro-turf pitch. Also included in the membership is the use of swimming pools at Hornby, Carnforth and Heysham.

Salt AyreUpon registration all members will be given an induction to both the University of Cumbria and Salt Ayre gyms. The Salt Ayre gym induction will be booked via Salt Ayre and will be at the convinience of the member.

A membership card will be issued which must be shown at all visits.

Getting to Salt Ayre: regular buses run from the city centre; there is a cycle route; est 40 min walk from the city centre.

Contact information

Phone: +44 (0)1524 590841

Email: lancastersportscomplex@cumbria.ac.uk

Address: Lancaster Sports Complex, University of Cumbria, Sport and Recreation Service, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD

Open times:
Monday to Friday, 8.00-22.00         (Out of term: 8.00-22.00)
Saturday, 8.00-20.00                    (Out of term: 10.00-18.00)
Sunday, 10.00-20.00                     (Out of term: 10.00-18.00)

Fitness room off peak hours
Monday to Friday, 8.00-12.00 / 14.00-17.00 / 20.00-22.00
Saturday to Sunday, All day

*Please note, the Sports Complex will be closed over Easter, from 25-28 March 2015.