This scale is just an indicator so walks can be chosen based upon fitness, confidence etc.
1 – Beginner short flat walk e.g. ½ mile flat walk along seafront
2 – Beginner flat walk of about 2 miles on hard flat surface. Eg. Half Prom on Aberavon Beach
3 – Flat walk of approx 3 miles or so. Full prom walk on Aberavon Beach
4 – Flat 3 mile walk but may have sand or rougher or slippery terrain.
5 – Approx 5 miles flat walk. Canals etc.
6 – Over 5 miles on relatively flat surfaces
7 – Over 5 miles with gentle inclines
8 – Longer distance good health with steeper inclines
9 – Difficult walks requiring good fitness levels. Includes Hill climbing, rough terrain and distance.
10 – Very difficult requiring high fitness. Pen y Fan, Snowdon.