Our walks are graded on each walk event for difficulty as follows:

  • 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 recommended.
  • 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 walk leader in advance.
  • Technical
    Walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use of ice axes or crampons. You must contact the walk leader in advance for further details.

Important additional advice

  • You are always responsible for your own safety.
  • Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. Contact the walk leader with any queries.
  • 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/leisurely walk first. It’s much better to find a walk a little less challenging, than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.