Degree of Difficulty explained
Difficulty of the walks: The grading of WalkGPS walks takes account of various factors, especially distance, type of terrain and amount of off-track walking. Be aware that ‘Easy’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Hard’ are subjective grades and depend on the experience and perception of individual walkers. You must exercise your own independent judgment as to whether the walk routes suggested on this site are safe for you in the context of your fitness, training, skills and experience. Please read WalkGPS disclaimer.
In the case of WalkGPS walks the following generally applies:
Easy = Suitable for beginners
e.g. Mainly short distances on gentle terrain. Usually on-track. In most cases, GPS or compass is not required.
Medium = Reasonable level of walking fitness and experience required
e.g. Able to walk a minimum of 15km over variable terrain in a total of 4-5 hours without significant physical stress (in the cooler months).
Reasonable navigation skills also required. These walks are often more than 15km and include variable terrain and/or a significant amount of off-track walking.
Hard = Same as for Medium grade except includes more challenging terrain in part.