Walk grading

Walks are graded to provide a guide as to how strenuous the planned route will be. The grade is based on the approximate distance and total height gain.

C/C+   Walks of the least difficulty, not more than 10 miles distance OR 1000 feet ascent

B/B+   Walks more difficult than C/C+ and not exceeding 15 miles distance OR 2500 feet ascent.

A         Walks more difficult than B/B+ and not exceeding 18 miles distance OR 4000 feet ascent.

A+       Walks more difficult than A walks.

(The + suffix indicates a walk of the upper limit of difficulty for that grade.)