Easy: A mainly level, comfortably paced shorter walk (no longer than 3 miles), suitable for older adults and those with low fitness levels.
Regular: A comfortably paced walk (between about 3 and 6 miles) with the occasional hill, but no steep gradients and minimal rough terrain. No stiles.
Moderate: A longer, more demanding walk (between about 6 and 8 miles), faster paced, with steeper gradients. There may be stiles and/or steps.
Demanding: A long walk (over 8 miles) requiring fitness and stamina to cope with steep gradients and stiles and to cover a good distance at a steady pace.
Walk Descriptions and Duration
Walk duration times are a guide and the actual walks may be shorter or longer than advertised.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information about each walk is correct. However, we may need to change a route due to local conditions or to adapt to changing circumstances.
We regret that dogs are not allowed on any of the guided walks taking place on Saturday, with the exception of registered assistance dogs on the Easy graded walks. Dogs are allowed on the self-guided walks on Sunday, but it is your responsibility to keep them under control, clean up after them and keep them on a lead where requested, including in the Sunday Festival Hub.
Helping You Get the Most from Your Walks
Please read the booking terms and conditions for full information. Here are some key points:
Food and drink: Please ensure you have an adequate supply of water (and a hot drink if you wish) and sufficient food for the length of your walk. Where a packed lunch is required this will be stated on the bookings information for the relevant walk.
Clothing: Please ensure that you are properly equipped for the grade and length of walk. We would strongly advise against walkers wearing jeans on anything other than Easy graded walks as jeans are not weatherproof. Walk leaders may refuse to take people who are not properly equipped or prepared.
Footwear: Shoes or walking boots with good tread are essential for our scenic walks which take you on tracks and often through fields. It is helpful is they are also water resistant otherwise you’re likely to get wet feet (an alternative is to wear waterproof socks).
Personal responsibility: Please make sure you have the ability and stamina to complete the walk based on the information we have provided. Please bear in mind that you are responsible for your own personal safety. All our walks have been risk assessed and on led walks the walk leader will make you aware of potential hazards along the way.
We will be taking photos to help promote the event in the future. Please let your walk leader know on the day if you don’t wish to be in a photo.