FAQ's

You can find the answers to our most common questions below, but if you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to get in touch!

How will I know that the route is suitable for my client group?

When we meet with you, we will be able to advise on the right walk or excursions for your group.

Our walks and excursions are graded into six degrees of difficulty, so we have something suitable for just about everybody.  (See grading system, below)

Can staff come along, as well as our clients/service users?

We would be delighted to have you along!  Our recommended ration is one member of staff to six clients, although this can vary with the group.

What Health & Safety assurances do you provide?

Besides assuring that your group is on the correct excursions for their abilities, we also have a qualified Outdoors First Aider along on every excursion.

What about equipment?

We will advise you on the sort of clothing and other kit that each attendee should bring.  Most excursions require nothing more than a decent pair of walking boots or shoes suited to the terrain, and perhaps a waterproof jacket.

Is funding available to help us arrange an excursion?

Dependent on your client group, several funders have resources for exactly this sort of activity.  We will be very happy to advise you when we meet with you.

What about language barriers?

Between our core team at Outdoors For You, we speak nine languages, including:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Swahili
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • Kurdish
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

If your group falls out with that range, we will be happy to discuss translation options with you when we meet.

Grading System

To make it easier to select a service for your group, we categories all our walks and tours into six levels of difficulty.

Grade One

Flat even surface no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users with an assistant or people with reduced mobility.

Grade Two

Well-defined paths. The route may include some gentle hills and occasional steps. Distance just below 5 km.

Grade Three

Well-defined paths. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Routes may include some hills and uneven surface.

Grade Four

Easy long walks. Mostly well-defined paths. Requires fitness for longer walks, up to 20 km. May include some hills and uneven surface.

Grade Five

Moderate hill walks. The path may be uneven with some steeper sections possible. Requires good fitness for uphill walking.

Grade Six

Challenging walks. Includes longer and pathless sections. Possibly some scrambling. Requires good fitness for long uphill walking.