Walk Grading Guide

An Easy walk through the woods

Berkshire Walkers grades all of its walks according to level of difficulty, terrain and relative pace to give members and newcomers useful information. See our Walks Programme for details, locations and walk descriptions.

Walks are graded as Easy, Moderate or Challenging, plus we designate some walks as ‘New Members Walks’ as a good way of experiencing the Group without too much exertion! New Members or Starters can attend any walk.

  • Easy (ideal for newcomers)
  • Moderate
  • Challenging

Easy Walks

Gentle pace on fairly level terrain. Anyone can enjoy these walks (ideal for newcomers).

Moderate Walks

More variable terrain that may involve gentle hills or a few steep slopes.

Challenging Walks

Long distances at a good pace, often involving hills and rough ground. A reasonable level of fitness and stamina is required. These tend to be for more fitter walkers – they tend to be a good day’s walk.