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Forth Valley, Fife & Tayside Area - Walks Grading

The walk grade is intended as a rough guide only. More information is supplied in each entry.
The walks in this programme are graded according to the following:

E 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: visitors are advised to check with the walk leader.

D Leisurely: Walks for reasonably fit people. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots or comfortable footwear and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. 2 to 5 miles.

C Easy: Mainly on level ground and often paths and tracks.

C+ Easy to moderate: For those with improving fitness, offering some modest challenges.

B Moderate: Demanding higher standards of fitness and stamina than C+.

B+ Moderate to strenuous: For the reasonably fit. Standard grading for summits taken at a slower pace in summer conditions.

A Strenuous: For the fit, involving some or all of the following factors: on high or rough ground; with steep ascents and descents; distances over 15 miles.

A+ Severe: Arduous walks for the experienced and very fit, involving some or all the following factors: high, exposed ground; steep ascents and descents; brisk pace; distance over 15 miles. Standard grading for hill-walking in winter conditions.