Walk Grades

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Overview

The grades give an idea the difficulty of the walk if you were to undertake it on your own. Clearly the number of hills will not change if the walk is led by one of our leaders. However; to join one of our walks you do not need to know the route or require map reading skills.  

Easy Access

A route for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections.

Easy

A route for anyone of a reasonable fitness level who does not have a mobility difficulty. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Paths are clearly identifiable on the ground.

Leisurely

A route for reasonably fit people. May include unsurfaced paths. Walking shoes or boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. Paths can be identified on the ground or through following clear landmarks.

Moderate

A route for people with a good level of fitness and at least a little country walking experience. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. Most paths are clearly defined but map reading skills are recommended.

Strenuous

A route for experienced walkers, with a high level of fitness. May involve some pathless sections across wild valleys, rough country, open moorland or mountains tops. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are necessary. Paths may be unclear on the ground so map and compass skills are essential.

Technical

A route for very experienced walkers, with a high level of fitness and competence. May involve some pathless sections across wild valleys, rough country, open moorland, or mountains tops. May also involve some scrambling or exposed sections. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are necessary. Paths may be unclear on the ground so good map and compass skills are essential.

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