Walking & Navigation
Contour’s selection of walking holidays and courses has something to suit everyone. Whether you want a pleasant weekend spent refining your navigation, or a longer break exploring some of the most beautiful countryside that Wales has to offer, we feel confident that you will find what you require from our list of walking, camping and navigation activities. If you have a specific walk in mind, or skill you wish to hone, then we are ready to tailor a bespoke itinerary or course to meet your personal needs. See the Personal Guiding page for more details on packages and prices and the North and South Wales Activity & Taster Day pages for advice on half and day sessions.
What to Expect
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Easy Level 1: 1 to 2 fitness sessions per week (gym, jog, walk, cycle). At this level the Pen-y-Pass to Summit of Snowdon, via the Miner’s track, should take the walker (carrying a rucksack) 2 hours.
Easy Level 2: 2 to 3 fitness sessions per week. A 4 to 5 hour walk in mountainous terrain should pose no problem. As an example, a walker at this level should be able to reach the Summit of Glyder Fawr or Glyder Fach in 5 hours.
Moderate Level 3: 3 to 4 fitness sessions per week. One of the 3 to 4 sessions may take place over the weekend and be more demanding in nature. A walker, at this level, should take a walk of 6 to 8 hours in their stride, with a day out like the Langdale Horseshoe being within their capability.
Hard Level 4: 4 plus fitness sessions per week, and able to walk 30km in a day. At this level a person would plan to tackle 3 to 4 Munros in one day.
Hard Level 5: 5 to 6 fitness sessions per week. Criteria highlighted in Level 4 would pose no problem and a person would be able to complete similar distances on consecutive days.