Summer Information & Advice
All walks are led by experienced volunteer members of the Ramblers.
The walks are circular, generally between 3 and 5 miles in length and are classified as leisurely/moderate according to the Ramblers scale. Most include some uphill, stiles and rough ground. They are suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness.
NON-MEMBERS are welcome on all walks. However, if you enjoy the walks it would be appreciated if you showed your support by joining the Ramblers, and helping them to continue their work.
New leaders and helpers always welcome. Please note leaders must be Ramblers members, for insurance purposes.
Whilst every care is taken on these walks, please remember that everyone taking part does so at their own risk.
When taking part in any walk please consider others as well as your own enjoyment –
Ramblers’ walks are graded for difficulty as follows:
Easy Access - walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections.
Easy - walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Technical - walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use of ropes, ice axes and crampons. You must contact the organiser or leader in advance for further details.
Important additional advice
Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.
If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first - it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.