We have classified our walks in accordance with our interpretation of the Ordnance Survey technical difficulty guidance
|Never far from the road / an access point
|Route could be exited in around one hour
|Generally accessible paths, surface usually paved or hardened
|Narrower paths and slightly more technical, although mostly firm and stable surfaces. Rocks and other obstacles may be present.
|Well-marked paths, only basic navigation required
|Paths generally well defined, signage / marking may also be present
|Steep ascents and decents
|Very steep ascents and decents
|Route could be exited in a few hours
|Upland/very remote areas, far from any habitation. Could take half a day or more to exit parts of the route.
|Mountainous. Steeper sections with rocky surfaces that require very good coordination. Could involve crossing streams or marshes.
|Mainly non-existent, narrow, unmarked trails that require a lot of technical 'off-the-beaten-track' hiking and scrambling. Technical equipment, e.g. a rope, may be required.
|Little signage, paths may be poorly defined. Familiarity with map and compass navigation needed, particularly in poor weather.
|'Off-the-beaten-track', extensive navigation experience using compass required