Walk grading and car sharing costs

These are the walk gradings used in the programme of walks.

A+ Walks Very strenuous. For experienced and very fit walkers only. May be exposed routes with steep ascents or descents, scrambles, exposure or river crossings. Total ascent over 1100m, with distances over 25km/16 miles. Long stretches over very high, rough ground may be included.
A Walks Strenuous. Good fitness is required. Total ascent between 800-1100m with a distance between 15-25km/10-16 miles. Includes walking on rough open ground and may include steep ascents or descents or other features of an A+ walk. Typical Munro walk.
B+ Walks Moderate to strenuous. Includes one A-grade feature, eg the ascent, the length or the nature of the terrain, compared to a standard B walk.
B Walks Moderate. Total ascent, usually between 300-800m with a distance of 12-15km/8-10 miles. Some pathless rough or uneven ground.
C+ Walks Easy to moderate. May include one B-grade feature, usually a short steep climb, some rough ground or it may be a level but longer walk. Total ascent may be up to 300m but will generally be gradual.
C Walks Easy. Total ascent usually less than 200m with a distance of up to 12km/7.5 miles on paths and tracks with good surfaces and on minor roads. Flat or with gentle gradients only.
D Walks Leisurely.Total distance up to approx. 7km/4 miles, almost flat, for people without mobility issues. SHW SHW stands for Slow Hill Walk which can be added to an A or B walk to indicate that it will be taken at a slow pace, maintained from the start.

Car Sharing Mileage Costs

If a walk is arranged and public transport cannot be used, we recommend that Car Sharing is used whenever possible. Although transport to and from walks cannot be guaranteed there are usually sufficient cars to accommodate everyone.

Those receiving lifts are expected to make a voluntary contribution towards the costs. A cost of 8 pence per passenger per mile has been recommended and the Walk Leaders will calculate the total mileage used for the journey and advise walkers. Car owners should check that this does not infringe the conditions of their car insurance.

On days when car transport is used, it is up to the driver of each car to decide, in consultation with his/her passengers, what they do about a meal or drinks after the walk. It is recommended that this is sorted out before leaving Milngavie in order to avoid confusion at the end.