Walk Grades & Grading System

Our walk grade system is a guide to the type of walk you can expect.

It is based on a calculation made from the distance covered and the ascent made - along with the need to stop occasionally to look at the scenery (and take a breather!).

We then convert this calculation into a grade from 1 to 9.

See Walk Times for more information on the calculation.

Below is a rough guide to what each grade means - but it is only a guide! You may have different ideas. However, since this grade system is consistent on every go4awalk.com walk, you can adjust each walk grade to suit your own abilities.

Grade
Description
Grade 1 $title
A gentle stroll, 5 miles or less on flat terrain.
Grade 2 $title
A pleasant afternoon walk over 5 miles
Grade 3 $title
Gentle ascents and descents, 5 miles or longer
Grade 4 $title
Harder ascents up to 1000ft, 5 miles or longer
Grade 5 $title
4 to 6 hour walk in the Derbyshire Peaks
Grade 6 $title
Single Lake District Summit
Grade 7 $title
A couple of Lake District Summits/ Single Scottish Summit
Grade 8 $title
Multiple Lake District Summits/ Couple of Scottish Summits
Grade 9 $title
Full Day Hike in the High Mountains/ Multiple Scottish Summits


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