Opening times

University Parks and Mesopotamia Walk are open daily from 07:45.

University Parks close approximately 30 minutes before dusk each day and the Mesopotamia Walk closes 30 minutes earlier than the Parks. 

Daily closing times are dependent on the hour of sunset and vary throughout the year (please see the table below). On rare occasions University Parks, or some sections of it, are closed to the public.

Scheduled days of closure currently include:

  • University Parks and Mesopotamia Walk on 24 December (Christmas Eve)
  • Cycle Track (just outside the Parks’ perimeter) and Mesopotamia Walk on 25 December (Christmas Day) and 1 January (New Year’s Day)

In the unlikely event that you find yourself in the Parks after the gates are locked, the University’s 24-hour Security Services team will be able to assist you. Call 01865 272944 from a mobile phone or use the emergency telephone located in a grey box next to the front door of South Lodge. After picking up the handset, press 4 to speak directly with the Security team.

December 2017

Time of sunset

Parks’ gate closure

Mesopotamia Walk closure

3

15:57

16:00

15:30

10

15:55

16:00

15:30

17

15:55

16:00

*Closed on 24 Dec

15:30

24

15:58

16:00

15:30

*Closed on 25 Dec

31

15:59

16:00

 

 

Time plates to be changed on the dates shown.

The Parks and Mesopotamia are CLOSED on Christmas Eve 24th December.

Cycle track and Mesopotamia are CLOSED on 1st January and 25th December.

Mesopotamia closes 30 minutes before times shown.




January 2018 Sunset Gates Close
7 16:12 16:00
14 16:13 16:30
21 16:34 17:00
28 16:46 17:00
February    
4 16:59 17:30
11 17:12 17:30
18 17:24 18:00
25 17:37 18:00
March    
4 17:50 18:30
11 18:02 18:30
18 18:14 19:00
25 BST Begins 19:26 20:00
April    
1 19:38 20:00
8 19:50 20:30
15 20:02 20:30
22 20:13 20:30
29 20:25 21:00
May    
6 20:37 21:00
13 20:48 21:30
20 20:58 21:30
27 21:08 21:30
June    
3 21:16 21:30
10 21:22 21:30
17 21:26 21:30
24 21:27 21:30
July    
1 21:26 21:30
8 21:23 21:30
15 21:17 21:30
22 21:08 21:30
29 20:58 21:30
August    
5 20:47 21:00
12 20:34 21:00
19 20:20 20:30
28 20:00 20:30
September    
2 19:49 20:00
9 19:33 20:00
16 19:17 19:30
23 19:01 19:30
30 18:45 19:00
October    
7 18:29 19:00
14 18:13 19:00
21 17:58 18:30
28 GMT Begins 16:45 17:00
November    
4 16:32 17:00
11 16:20 16:30
18 16:10 16:30
25 16:03 16:30
December    
2 15:57 16:00
9 15:55 16:00
16 15:54 16:00
23 15:55 16:00
30 16:03 16:00
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