NB Gradings are used to give an indication of the severity of the walk. Currently the gradings used are shown below, mileages are approximate.
A+ - Severe
Arduous walks for the experienced and very fit, involving all of these factors: on high ground with exposure, steep ascents and descents, at a brisk pace, distances over 15 miles. Standard grading for hill walking in winter conditions.
A - Strenuous
For the fit, involving some or all of these factors: on high or rough ground, with steep ascents and descents, at a brisk pace, distances over 15 miles.
B+ - Between moderate and strenuous
For the reasonably fit. Standard grading for summits taken at a slower pace in summer conditions.
B - Moderate
Demanding a higher standards of fitness and stamina than C+.
C+ - Easy to moderate
For those with improving fitness, offering some modest challenges.
C - Easy
Mainly on level ground and often on paths or tracks. Suitable for beginners.
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