Walking time calculation

It is obvious that the time it takes to do a walk differs from person to person, depending on fitness and stamina. That’s why stated times often don’t correspond with your own. To calculate the time over flat ground the average speed is taken to be 4 km per hour. Ascends get added on (1 hour per 300 m of climb), descends get substracted.  Breaks are not part of the calculation.The walking times as advised in route guides and on markers are rough guide times only. 

Allow extra time for:

  • Breaks
  • Children, or less experienced walkers and groups
  • Extreme heat, snow, wet conditions or extreme heat, and under foot conditions