Guided Walk Grades

A walk's grade is based on the height gained, how long the walk is and the steepness and number of gradients. Please don't overestimate your fitness or underestimate the effect changing weather, hot or cold, can have on your ability and stamina. If in doubt, please check with the leaders before the start of the walk. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Easy

Short, flat walks going at a leisurely pace around 3–5 km or 2-3 miles. Usually suitable for pushchairs (may need to lift over small obstructions). Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

Easy plus

Short walks of 3-8 km or 2-5 miles. Paths may be rough and uneven with some short ascents and descents. Walking boots may be required - check listings.

Moderate

Medium length walks around 3 - 10 miles or 5 - 16 km. A reasonable level of fitness is required, on hilly ground with rising and falling levels. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Hard

Long, energetic walks up to 9 miles or 14 km. Some ascents or descents may be quite steep. A good level of fitness is required. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.

Very hard

Long, full-day walks of up to 11 miles or 17 km. Some steep ascents and descents. A very good level of fitness and stamina is required. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.