Previous experience shows us that many people are unable to access their perceived level of fitness. The following is a guide only. We believe that everybody can do anything they wish given the time and encouragement to complete a walk or activity.
This weekend gives us all a chance to ‘have a go’ in a safe and comfortable environment. The leaders and tail end Charlies are all there to make sure you have a great time, give encouragement and help each walker achieve a goal
Grade 1. Essentially flat with maybe a few gentle rises such as across a sand dune onto a beach. Sweat is unheard of on these tracks!
Grade 2. Flat to rolling with some easy short climbs on a well surfaced track. Not commonly used in training for the Coast to Coast!
Grade 3. Some good climbs of moderate duration, often with stream crossings and odd muddy/slippery patch, but on well-formed tracks. Be prepared for heavy breathing!
Grade 4. Includes some more demanding sections of steep climbs and descends but still on well-formed tracks, although requiring care on slippery surfaces and stream crossings. Real men and women walk these tracks – are you up to it?
Grade 5. We only have some very short sections of tough, steep, uneven, and demanding tracks. Hillary would have trained on these!
If a walker has a disability or is on medication the organisers need to know. If you are unsure of your fitness level plan to do a number of walks round your neighbourhood before you attend for the weekend.