Grading System

The grade reflects the overall difficulty of the walk and takes into account the overall length of the route and how far you walk each day. It also includes how much ascent and descent there is, what kind of terrain the route crosses, and how good the going is underfoot. We also consider how well the route is signposted and whether the route presents any navigational challenges.

Easy These are our easiest walks, covering flat and undulating terrain (and usually not more than 12 miles a day). Paths and tracks are generally well defined and well maintained. Navigation is usually straightforward.
Easy – Moderate These holidays have an average of 15 miles a day or less on mostly rolling countryside and well defined paths, with some sections in more hilly terrain. There may be some bigger climbs, up to 250m, but not every day. For our self guided holidays we recommend you can navigate from a map.
Moderate With a maximum of 20 miles a day these holidays typically cross more remote mountain and moorland terrain for more than one day, with total climbing of up to 1000m. Whilst most of the route follows well defined paths, there may be sections where the path is indistinct, so you need to be able to navigate with a map and compass for these walks.
Moderate – Challenging With a maximum of 24 miles, much of the route will be over remote mountains and moorland, and there will be sections of rough or boggy ground and indistinct paths. Competence with a map and compass are essential.
Challenging Similar to four boots, but many days will involve total climbing of up to 1200m, with significant time spent in mountainous terrain. There will be some long days out, so you need stamina! You will need to be an experienced and fit walker, confident in the mountains in poor weather. Again, map and compass competence is essential.

 

Client Feedback

Both my husband and I enjoyed our hiking holiday very much! We truly had a fabulous time. We found the service provided by Mickledore to be excellent in every way. Everyone we talked to or emailed with was friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond to our requests. We found the trip to be well planned out and everything flowed smoothly. Our luggage transport was great – no problems. The booklet with each day laid out was excellent – the directions to each B&B were accurate and easy to follow. All necessary information that we needed for the hike, meal planning and transportation were provided. Every guest house or B&B we stayed at was excellent – they were clean, well kept, close to the trail and included excellent breakfasts.The hosts were friendly and helpful. We will definitely use Mickledore again and recommend you to our friends.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path, August 2017
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I couldn’t fault the service or support that I received on my walk, everyone was very helpful and friendly.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, no hesitation.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk, June 2017
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Apart from preventing all the rain on the final day, I can’t see what you could have done to make it better. Thanks so much.

Would you use Mickledore again? Yes, have used you more than once because of the great service.

Great Glen Way, May 2017
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