WALK GRADES EXPLAINED

Within the club we use a system of walk grades in order to categorise walks into different levels of difficulty. These grades are then a useful tool for participants to judge up and coming walks and to judge whether or not they are best suited to their ability. A list of sample walks can be found here.

Grade 1

Walks that are generally - Flat and on tracks. Forest or lake shore, 2-3 hours duration. Suitable for all levels of walker.

Grade 2

Walks that are generally - Moderate hill walks. Nature reserves and open country, 3-4 hours duration

Grade 3

Walks that are generally - Fairly difficult mountain walks 400m+ in altitude, 5-6 hours duration requiring a good level of physical fitness.

Remember if in doubt over any of the listed walks please consult the leader