To help all of our members, we are introducing a system whereby every walk will be categorised as either Easy, Moderate or Challenging. The details of these categories are set out below.
A sedate walk at a relaxed pace with frequent stops and no steep inclines. The walk is normally between 2 and 3 miles. There may be stiles to negotiate.
A medium walk with a constant but reasonably comfortable pace. You should expect sections of different inclines and some steep hills. There may be a few short stops at points of interest but otherwise it will be at a unbroken steady tempo. The walk will be around 4 to 5 miles.
A reasonably demanding walk, for people who are fairly fit/brisk walkers. The pace will be around 2 to 3 miles per hour and the terrain may be difficult. There may not be any stops incorporated into the walk. The length of walk would normally be around 6 miles or more.
All walk leaders will know the walk they have organised and they are responsible for all attendees. If they feel that you may not be capable of keeping up with the pace they need to set in order to complete the walk within the time allocated, they will be at liberty to refuse you to join the group as this may affect the enjoyment of the other attendees and could prove to be dangerous. Please be aware of your own personal fitness to avoid disappointment.
Gordon Jackson, Chairman