Rushcliffe Ramblers

Grading of walks

Members and non-members are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own personal safety. If you are unsure about your ability to do any walk, please call the walk leader to discuss the walk.

To assist you - the following is a definition of the terms used when we grade our walks:

Easy Access (EA) Walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheel chairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections; please enquire. No longer than 5 miles (8 km)

Easy (E) Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can b e lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
(No longer than 5 miles (8 km).

Leisurely (L) 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 (M) 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 is essential.

Strenuous (S) 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 are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

Technical (T) 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 walk leader in advance for further details.


PLEASE NOTE: The Rushcliffe Group or members of its committee cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage incurred on any walk or any other activity.


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019