- Longest day 4-6 hrs with easy ascents and descents of up to 1000ft. No scrambling or dizzy heights.
- Longest day 5-6 hrs, ascents and descents of up to 2400ft. Perhaps some scrambling. You should be used to walk- ing, but you don’t need to be specially fit or to have a head for heights.
- Longest day 6-7 hrs including up to 3300ft ascent and descent. Some scrambling (but riot rock-climbing). You need to be a fairly regular hill walker, with a reasonably good head for heights. Unsuitable for children under 12.
- Easy – Gentle terrain, four to six hours a day walking without steep climbs or vertiginous mountains.
- Moderate – Rolling uplands, five to six hours a day walking, with some uphill climbs and the odd longer day.
- Challenging – Real mountains like the Alps or the Pyrenees, six to eight hours walking with longer ascents perhaps a scramble on a ridge and rough conditions under foot on occasion.