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Our system is a simple A, B or C with C being the easiest and A the hardest. Walks in between the standards are given a minus if easier or a plus if harder. The leader of the walk specifies the grade at the programme meeting. If you require any information on any particular walk please ring that leader directly as he/she has a responsibility to walk the route before hand (recce) to ensure that any problems will be minimised on the day of the programmed walk.

If you check with the Ramblers Walks Finder Grading System on the internet (which is non mandatory), our walks would compare as follows:

CLeisurelySuitable for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Terrain includes unsurfaced country paths that may be narrow, uneven, muddy or overgrown, and obstructions such as stiles, narrow bridges, stepping stones and steps. May be hilly with a few ascents and descents.
Pace - slow or moderate.
BModerateSuitable for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.  Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential.
Terrain - as for leisurely walks, but with some sustained climbs and perhaps some moderate walking on open hillsides or moorland in the warmer months.
Pace - moderate pace; could include walks on easier terrain (as for "Leisurely") taken at a brisk pace.
AStrenuousSuitable for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Terrain includes rough country and mountains, a few long or lots of short ascents and descents on rough paths and across open country.
Pace - moderate or brisk pace; could include walks on moderate terrain taken at a brisk pace.

Important:  Please remember that these grades are provided as a general guide only; if you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance. You should also bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make the walk more difficult than planned. If you are unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it is much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted on a higher grade walk.

Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.

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