Advice

Our walks are graded for difficulty: our advice for each grade is as follows:

  • Easy Access– walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths.  Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.  Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections.
  • Easy– walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit.  Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
  • Leisurely– walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.  May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
  • Moderate/Intermediate – walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.  May include stiles, steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace.  Paths may be rough, muddy and very uneven.  Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
  • Strenuous– walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.  May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace.  Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.  People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.

Respect.  Protect.  Enjoy.

All walkers are encouraged to follow the countryside code which applies throughout the UK.
Advice on the Countryside Code: respect, protect, enjoyA PDF copy made be found here.  A full explanation is given on the UK government pages.Ramblers website: advice, ideas and walksThanks to the Ramblers for the guidelines on the walks grading.

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