Walk Grades

Walks Grading

D:  Leisurely Walks for reasonably fit people. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots or comfortable footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.

C:  Easy, mainly on level ground and often paths and tracks. Longer walks than Grade D. Suitable for beginners if reasonably fit.

C+:  Easy to moderate, for those with improving fitness, offering some modest challenges.

B:  Moderate, demanding higher standards of fitness and stamina than C+.

B+:  Between moderate and strenuous, for the reasonably fit. Standard grading for summits taken at a slower pace in summer conditions.

A:  Strenuous. For the fit, involving some or all of the following factors: High or rough ground; steep ascents and descents; distances over 15 miles.