Classification of Walks
a walk on flat or gently undulating ground of not
more than 8km (5miles) suitable for new walkers
A 8km (5mile) to 16km (10mile) walk which may
involve several short ascents or one longer one. When taken at a steady pace
will be useful at improving fitness.
ENERGETIC One or two steep climbs and a walk of over 16km (10miles). Requires a good level of fitness.
STRENUOUS For the more experienced walker, with several steep and lengthy ascents and requiring the ability to navigate across difficult terrain.
N.B. Whilst every effort has been made to classify walks appropriately and point out areas of risk, the authors accept no liability for loss or injury sustained as a result of using these guides.
Equipment and Safety
It is recommended that walking boots are worn on all but Easy walks and that the following items are carried on any walks which go up into the hills:
An OS map
Waterproof jacket and trousers
A whistle and torch
A first aid kit
A walking stick or staff
A foil blanket
A hat and gloves
A spare sweater and socks
A hot drink
Extra high energy food
A mobile phone
Good walking practices
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