Our Holiday Gradings


Walking Holidays 

Select your chosen level by clicking on the walk grading symbols below:

Walk grade logo oneOn these walks you’ll walk at a relaxed pace, often spending time at places of interest en route. Walking experience isn’t necessary as distances are quite short and gradients generally easy.


Walk grade logo twoWalks follow good paths and tracks but are generally longer. Walking experience isn’t necessary but some walks, particularly in mountain areas, may have sections over rough or steeper terrain.


Walk grade logo threeWalks follow well-defined paths, though often in hilly or upland areas, or along rugged coastal footpaths. These may be rough or steep in sections, and will require a reasonable level of fitness. 


Walk grade logo fourIn moorland areas you may cover long distances in remote countryside and the terrain will often be rough underfoot. In mountainous areas you will encounter some sustained ascents and descents and occasional sections of scree and some steep ground. 


Walking grade 5 symbolA good level of fitness and stamina is required for these walks. They are likely to be in mountainous areas where you should expect rocky terrain and sustained ascents and descents. Walks visit high summits and ridges, where you’ll need a good head for heights, and may include some easy scrambling. 


Blue mountain logo for more challenging walksOur most challenging holidays for which a high level of fitness and stamina are required. You will probably be an experienced mountain walker and will need to be comfortable with long, strenuous walks, difficult mountain terrain and scrambling. 




Cycling Holidays

Very easy cycling Very easy. You'll be cycling at a relaxed pace, mainly on prepared cycle paths and flat terrain for up to 20 miles per day. These holidays suit those who can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise.



Easy cyclingYou'll be cycling on a mixture of cycle paths and quiet roads at a relaxed pace with some smaller hills and uneven surfaces. You should expect to be cycling 3 to 4 hours each day for up to 38 miles per day.



Leisurely cyclingYou'll be cycling on a mixture of cycle paths and quiet roads, at a leisurely pace with some hills, uneven surfaces and distances up to 45 miles in a day.



Moderate cyclingYou'll be cycling at a leisurely pace, mainly on quiet roads and tracks on a mixture of terrains, some gravel or grass tracks, with some hills and climbs. Suitable for regular weekend cyclists or a relaxing trip for fitter cyclists.


Challenging cyclingThis is for the fitter cyclist. We'll cycle mainly on quiet roads and tracks on a mixture of terrains, which include hills and climbs, and distances of up to 60 miles in a day.

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