We try to grade our walks based on the terrain, distance and challenge that each walk presents. As the landscapes we visit are quite varied there is some discretion and variability when we grade a walk. Each route will be graded out of 10, with 1 being easy and 10 being the most difficult. We hope to provide a range of difficulties to suit all of our members. You can see how we figure out the hike grades at the bottom of the page!
How do we figure out hike grades?
0 = 0-5
1 = 5-10
2 = 10-15
3 = 15-20
4 = 20-25
5 = 25-30
6 = 30-35
0 = <100
1 = 100-500
2 = 500-1000
3 = 1000-1500
4 = 1500-2000
5 = >2000
0 = All paved roads or footpaths
1 = Well established foothpaths or dirt roads
2 = Unsurfaced paths or tracks that may become muddy
3 = Rough unsurfaced paths that may become muddy
4 = Sections with no clear paths and may be muddy
5 = Severe terrain such as steep sections, rocky ground, scree or river crossings
Every hike gets assessed on these characteristics. We add the three numbers together and then multiply by 2/3 (to get a score out of 10). And just like that, you have a walk grading!