Walk Grades

Walk grades

E = Easy Slower pace and easy terrain, gentle climbs, often shorter walks are suitable for everyone without a mobility difficulty or specific health/fitness problem. Max. 5/6 miles
L = Leisurely  Easy to moderate pace, some short hills, easy to moderate terrain, reasonable fitness required. Max 10 miles
M = Moderate  Moderate pace, some steep unsurfaced paths and open country, maybe muddy with obstructions such as stiles, steps etc.  Good level of fitness required.
S = Strenuous Brisk pace over rough hill/moorland terrain. Experienced walkers with good level of fitness.
Variations in terrain and weather can alter the difficulty of any planned walk & may be varied at the leader’s discretion but they will not generally be longer or more difficult than shown.

F = Family Walks
We encourage families to join any of our Family marked walks, ‘F’ and to participate in enjoying the countryside. There are many walks in the programme suitable for children so we hope that families of all ages will join our regular walks. Children should be able to walk the distance of the walk.  Our walks are not usually suitable for pushchairs as many paths have stiles.