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, and is
based on the following.
Uphill Stretches" (CUSs)
the total vertical metres climbed in the course of a
day. They may imply one long climb, or, more
usually, a series of shorter uphills spread out over
the day: So a walk involving the following spot
heights – 100m, 200m, 150m, 300m, 100m, sea
level – would mean a CUSs of 250m. Note
that the downhills are not represented in the CUSs
figure, though often, at least over the course of a
whole route, the amount of downhill is equal or very
close to the CUSs.
compass or GPS
taken on all routes, though the sophistication of its
use varies with the grade of walk
paths with an even, reasonably yielding surface.
Average CUSs up to 200m per day. Few steep sections,
signage good. Basic map-reading skills only required.
Compass or GPS needed for reassurance only.
Paths less well-surfaced and uneven in places.
Average CUSs up to 500m per day. Some steep sections.
Signage mainly clear but map-reading skills and
aptitude with compass essential where the signage
open walking, scrambling over rocks and
hands-and-feet work, particularly if wet. Average
CUSs up to 1000m per day. Regular steep sections. Map
reading and compass skills essential, possibly for