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 holidayRoute totally on cycle paths with flat terrain and smooth surfaces. These tours are suitable for all, particularly families.



easy grading for cycling holidaysRoute on a mixture of cycle paths and quiet roads. Terrain is mostly flat but there is the possibility of some smaller hills and possibly uneven surfaces. Normal, good physical condition sufficient.


 moderate cycling holidayRoute mainly on roads, encompassing some hills and possibly short, steep climbs. Cyclists should expect a mixture of terrains to include sections on gravel and grass tracks. The majority of these tours use quiet roads but please refer to the individual holiday pages for more information. Ideal for regular cyclists.

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