make walks for everyone. Times for each day are shown
in hours actually walked by Simon, amended to allow
for relaxed holiday pace, but ignoring stops for
lunch, looking at wild flowers, chatting and admiring
the view. Walking distances are also provided for
grading of every route is clearly described. The
critical "Cumulative Uphill Stretches" (CUSs) measures the amount
of ascent in any one walking day. It may mean
one long climb, or, more usually, a series of shorter
uphills spread out over
the day. Bear in mind that these are averages,
so individual days may be substantially harder or
easier than the average.
paths with an even, reasonably yielding surface.
Average CUSs up to 250m
per day. Few steep sections, signage good.
“Easy” but average CUSs up to 450m per day
Paths less well-surfaced and uneven in places.
Average CUSs up to 600m
per day. Some steep sections. Signage mainly clear
but map-reading skills and aptitude with compass
“medium” but average CUSs up to 800m per day.
Some open walking, scrambling over rocks and
hands-and-feet work, particularly if wet. Average
CUSs over 800m per day.
Regular steep sections. Map reading and compass