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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Updated 16th August 2018

 

Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group

BaDNS provides a range of weekday walking opportunities supervised by fully qualified walk leaders and first aiders, suitable for most abilities.

Easy Walks   Moderate Walks   Serious Walks

Climbing photos and info here.  This is a fun confidence building activity and is part of hillwalking allowing you to get to some stunning places that are otherwise out of reach, and it is not dangerous or strenuous!

Next Community Market 25th August, all help welcome.

Recruiting: A volunteer minibus driver wanted, training given but you must have at least D1(101) on your licence.  Someone who knows what we do, and doesn't mind driving on linear and other walks.  There may be an incentive on offer!

There are spaces on a forthcoming Gold training on 8th/9th September.  If anyone is interested please contact me.  I'm also arranging a Bronze Navigation Course, while there is a commercial one coming up on 13/14 October on which I can make spaces for members, with sufficient interest (I would need 4 but open to other groups) I can make a specific date.

Our programme of walks range from easy low level or town based starter walks up to very serious extended and remote hill walking, and associated activities.  They are designed to allow people to develop and progress at their own pace reaching whatever standards they set for themselves.  Our programme evolved from the easy and short single walk Stride for Life programme that started in early 2004.  As people gained confidence and fitness many found that they needed more challenges.  This grew so successful that a full range of walks spread over different days had to be developed.  After an initial introduction (on a few Wednesday walks) all participants are welcome (bus seats permitting and subject to the subscription) to take part in whatever walks and activities they are capable of doing. 

Running totals for the moderate and advanced walks

May 2005 to date

Walked: 91,028.9km (56,562.7 miles),

Climbed: 3,502,563m (11,491,314ft or 2,176.4 miles),

 on 9,224 walk places, over 897 walks.

2018 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 3,082.7km (1,915.5 miles),

Climbed: 121,338m (398,089ft or 75.4 miles,

 on 281 walk places, over 28 walks.

2018 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,302.2km (2,051.9 miles),

Climbed: 98,047m (321,676ft or 60.9 miles),

 on 356 walk places, over 29 walks.

Walking is a great way to stay healthy and active.  It benefits weight control, blood pressure, cholesterol, helps to maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints whilst giving you more energy.

 

Can you prescribe nature?

 

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

Blairgowrie and District Next Steps follows the

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Near Redmyre Loch.
 
 It looks like Cairn of Claise has grown another several hundred metres!
 
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Bachnagairn, Glen Moulzie.
 
 
The Dacies, Canness Glen.
 
 

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