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Walk Grades

NB Gradings are used to give an indication of the severity of the walk. Currently the gradings used are shown below, mileages are approximate.


Grade/Description


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.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Some useful tips and videos from MCofS. January 18, 2013 6:16 PM former member
What to do in an emergency from MCofS January 18, 2013 5:34 PM former member
Things that we do not allow January 5, 2013 9:00 AM former member
Adverising August 4, 2010 12:37 PM Fran - Founder of G.
Walk Grades August 17, 2011 10:06 PM John
Guidelines August 17, 2011 10:02 PM John
RSVP Etiquette August 17, 2011 10:09 PM John
An Introduction to a few Munro's November 3, 2013 11:31 PM former member
About The Glasgow Walking and Hillwalking Club August 14, 2011 9:48 PM John

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