Our walks are graded for difficulty as follows:
- Easy Access - walks 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, please contact the leader running the walk for details.
- Easy - walks for anyone who does not have a
mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit.
Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional
obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
- Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people
with at least a little country walking experience. May include
unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are
- Moderate - walks for people with country
walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep
paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and
warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
- Strenuous - walks for experienced country
walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough
country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof
clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should
contact the organiser or leader in advance.
- Technical - walks for experienced and very fit
walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use
of ropes, ice axes and crampons. You must contact the organiser or
leader in advance for further details.
Important additional advice
- Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have
any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the
organiser or leader in advance.
- Bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in
terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more
difficult than planned.
- If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy
walk first - it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy
than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
- Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.