UK Walks

How Are Walks Graded?

Walks are graded on a scale from Easy to Severe. For an easy walk, you won’t need any specialist equipment, and can, if you choose, follow the route in your normal clothes and a pair trainers. For severe categories, you need to be an expert in climbing and have specialist equipment. Even if you’re walking the most basic of routes, we would highly recommend that you take a day-backpack containing a few essential emergency items to make sure you’re prepared for any problems along the way. For more information on how walks are graded, here’s our guide to walking difficulties.

Snowdon Via Y Lliwedd, Snowdonia

Snowdon Via Y Lliwedd, Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park is one of my favourite places to walk inb the Northern Welsh Hills as it offers a great challenging walk, and some great views of problems the birthplace of Welsh rock climbing. This route is not the longest, but provides a few option depending on your experience and how difficult you want the route to be. There is both the option to climb to the top or scoot around the side – The Snowdon Walk can be see here.

The Eildon Hills – Scottish Borders

The Eildon Hills, Scottish Borders

The Eildon Hills lie just to the South of Melrose on the Scottish Borders. My walk in this area started Newstead, a village with a reputation as the oldest inhabited village in all of Scotland, and finished around Melrose itself. The area was great fun, but i’d recommend that you do this walk in the summer, as the mountains are exposed and I’m sure are snow covered in the Winter. My walk is here

Yes Tor – Dartmoor, Devon

Yes Tor – Dartmoor, Devon

Yes Tor in Dartmoor was one of my favorite walks in 2018, however right from the start, if you’re going to take this walk, make sure the British Army are not practicing as they often use this area. The area around Yes Tor is great as it not only offers a few hills, but the area is a drier and as a result has a few less bogs. Check out the walk here