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Walk Grades

Walk grading by points score :

1 point per mile, 1 point per 500' ascent

0-5+ points for terrain/conditions

A = 15-20 points (NB A* = includes scrambling and/or exposure to steep drops)

B = 10-15 points

C = 5-10 points

D = short and easy walk, normally no more than two hours of flat walking sometimes ending with refreshments or a lunch

S = a shorter and slower option to a B or A walk, in the same location and in similar terrain but not necessarily to a summit


Walk leaders will inform group members, via the programme secretary, if the proposed walk includes unusual hazards but all Club members must accept that all countryside, hill and mountain walking is potentially hazardous due to terrain, obstacles such as roads to cross, fences and stiles, and the weather conditions.