Walking grades

Maumturks Walking Club
Walks grades

Grade A:

These walks are for the well experienced with a high level of fitness required. Generally, they are not less than 8 hours duration and can often be 1500m ascent or more. Participants must be aged 18 years or over.

Grade B:

These walks are generally 4 to 5 hours duration with a climb usually of not less than 600m. Participants must be aged 16 years or over and those under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a Club Member.

Grade C:

These can be up to 4 hours duration and vary from track, forest or river routes to walks with moderate climbs often up to 500m. A parent or guardian who is also a Club Member must accompany participants under 18 years of age.

Grade D:

These are easy walks, mainly on relatively flat roads and paths, (forest trails and beaches), at an easy pace for up to 2 hours. A parent or guardian who is also a Club Member must accompany participants under 18 years of age.

Walk start times are noted on the Monthly Walk Sheet and it is worth checking these prior to walks as start times are often changed depending on location of walk.

All walkers meet at the designated meeting point at the times listed.

Hill walking is an adventure sport and not devoid of an element of risk. To minimise risk be prepared; boots, rucksack, waterproofs, a packed lunch, hot drink, warm hat, gloves etc.

The MTWC recognises that participants in hill walking should be aware of and accept any risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

Remember:

No Boots, No Walk

Each walk is led by a recognised Walk Leader of the Club who will generally elect an assistant leader (often to act as “sweeper”) on the day.

The Leader reserves the right to refuse persons from walking and also to change the start time, location or duration of the Walk.

We ask that walkers respect the Walk Leader and any issues relating to the Walk, the Leader should deal with especially where interaction with the public is required, only.

Those wishing to walk with the Club for the first time are requested to attend the Club Meeting prior (held every month) where they can get an opportunity to meet the Walk Leaders and discuss the walks.