Walk Ratings

Here is an explanation of our walk ratings, so you have an idea of how tough a walk to expect:

Easy: Beginner level countryside walk. Usually around 5 miles with some undulation. The pace is taken easy to accommodate all abilities. Great for getting started or building confidence. We mainly hold these walks on week day evenings during spring to autumn.

Moderate: A step up to countryside walks of around 10 miles or so, with the possibility of more hills and undulation. Still walked at a pace everyone in the groups can manage and certainly not a race.

Strenuous: Involves more distance and/or moderate to strenuous mountain or big hill climbs and ascents, with often uneven and rocky conditions underfoot. Sometimes remote or high level paths and tracks. These walks include hilly 15+ mile countryside walks or a single mountain in a day such as Snowdon or Scafell Pike.

Challenge: These are longer distances, often multiple mountains in a day or several large mountains over consecutive days, with significant gradient. Strenuous ascents, hill climbs and scrambling may be required across rocky and mountainous terrain. Ideally requires good hillwalking experience. These walks take a decent level of fitness, but are still approached at a pace all participants are happy with. This includes walks such as the "3 Day National 3 Peaks" and "The Yorkshire 3 Peaks" in 12 hours.

Extreme: These are the hardest walks we attempt. They are an extension of the above category and require a high level of fitness and endurance. "24 Peaks in 24 Hours" and "The 24hr National 3 Peaks" would be included.