I bet you never knew these places existed on campus

So that’s what those creepy sheds are in the woods

Campus Hub lake Lancaster Library Pharmacy Places

Living on a big campus is tricky. Remembering where places are and taking the time to walk there is a massive effort – you can barely be bothered to explore wider than your norm.

It’s definitely a hard life.

We decided to take the liberty and explore for you, finding things both fascinatingly weird and extremely questionable.

Here’s the best hidden places on campus, the ones you never knew existed (and in some cases, really didn’t need to know)…

The Eco Hub

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Lancaster University’s attempt at agriculture showcased in a downtrodden allotment. Over-enthusiastic chickens and a slightly hidden pizza oven are the highlight of this find.

The Pharmacy

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today…

Severely ill and need medication? Never fear, Lancaster Pharmacy is here.

Yes, we do actually have one. It’s in the creepy woods… on the outskirts of campus.

If you’re in Cartmel I’d just give up now.

Creepy Birdcage and Piano

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Do we know why this exists? Probably some long-gone art student’s dissertation project.

I guess it could be tranquil… if it wasn’t sat right next to a shed that looks like it once housed a murder or three.

Duck-infested Lake

It's positively quacking!

It’s positively quacking!

You thought the LICA building was where the ducks hung out? Cute.

If you want to see Lancaster’s own Duck Army, head down to the Sports Centre.

What is this?

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Random boulder rocks aren’t a common occurrence right? What about random boulder rocks with faces? Hmm… slightly terrifying.

Free Herbs?

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Cooking a nice bit of pasta when you get home? Have a lecture at Faraday? Why not pick some herbs to add to it? Take as much as you need, it’s all for free.

Underground Library Collections

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Lancaster’s solution to storing books is not only buried deep, deep underground, but will have you thinking you’re in the Matrix with blinding white shelves that move where you want them.

Be careful not to get squished though (yes it has happened before, see sign).

Playground

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Try to withhold your excitement: relive your childhood with climbing frames, swings, monkey bars and even a slide all for you.

Live in denial of adulthood for a couple hours – double dare you.

Woodland Revision Pods

In a pod in the woods there lived a Lancaster Student...

In a pod in the woods there lived a Lancaster Student…

Bilbo needs to step aside, because our hobbit holes are better than his. Open for use by any student and located in an isolated bit of woodland near Bowland… and we wonder why we pay rent when we could just live in these.

Take a couple hours out your day. Breathe the fresh air, embrace the cold and go for a wonder around campus. Who knows what you’ll find?