Most 'Walking Guides' provide some sort of indication to what you might expect on a route before diving into the countryside, and we hope we provide some of the best 'pre-walk' summaries that you will see. We use six rating criteria; along with time, distance and a summary of the route; so that you can quickly gauge what to expect on the walk. These six ratings consist of;
Effort represented by our 'Walker' symbol. 1 is an easy stroll on the most gentle of surfaces, while
5 is extremely strenuous! Effort is a subjective rating depending upon conditions on the day and how the author feels.
Time is always given as a continuous walking time including any brief stops to get our breath back. In the detailed walk description we give frequent timings so that you can judge your walking speed against the author. These times also help you navigate the route in detail. If we take a substantial break, such as in a 'tipico'or on top of a mountain, we restart the next part of the route at zero minutes (0M). Judge your walking times against ours to estimate your total time when you include stops.
Distance is always given for every route, in kilometres abroad and in miles and kilometres in UK.
Ascents/Descents are given in metres climbed/descended in total. Time, Distance and Ascents/Descents combine with each other to produce the Effort rating
'Tipicos' are such an important part of DWG's Walking Adventure philosophy that we are at great pains to make sure that new authors appreciate the importance of refreshment opportunities for our readers. We try to rate each establishment on a combination of quality, ambience, value and setting. Anywhere rated 4 or 5 is truly exceptional!!!!!
Add in an overview of the route, along with time and distance (in kilometres) at a reasonably relaxed pace, and you have our rating system.
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