South Wales LDWA Walk Grading

Grades of Walking

  • Moderate

A moderate South Wales LDWA walk is equivalent to other walking groups strenuous walks. The pace will be 2.5 – 3mph and with up to three breaks. The route will be on footpaths and established tracks.

  • Energetic

Pace will be between 2.5 – 3.5 mph and with up to three breaks. Will be on footpaths and established tracks and may include short stretches of walking on rough ground. Some steep and sustained climbing might be experienced.

  • Demanding

Pace can be between 3-3.5mph. Breaks can be at the discretion of the walk leader and are likely to be shorter in length. There could sustained periods of walking on rough ground as well as footpaths and established tracks. Demanding walks may include night walking. Suitable for fit and experienced LDWA walkers.


Grades of Ascent

  • (Grade = C) Up to 3000ft of Ascent
  • (Grade = B) Between 3000ft & 5000ft of Ascent
  • (Grade = A) 5000ft of Ascent or more