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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Updated 15th August 2019


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

News reports on facebook and our news page.

The Wednesday Walks will recommence on 21st August, not as previously advised.

Some spaces available on an official Mountain Training Mountain Skills course on 30th August/1st September.

Next Community Market is on 24th August.

We have now provided more than 10,000 walk places since we started in 2005!

Someone suggested a Silver navigation refresher course, intimations of interest to me please.  This will be a one day and no assessment!

I'm planning another First Aid practice day, so an idea from the first aiders of when they cannot take part will help.  We will also need a willing (vic.. oops!) casualty.

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: 99,553.4km (61,859.6 miles),

Climbed: 3,809,807m (12,499,329ft or 2,367.3 miles),

 on 10,069 walk places, over 980 walks of

9997.1km and 392.6km of ascent.

2019 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 2,799km (1,739.2 miles),

Climbed: 114,470m (375,557ft or 71.1 miles),

 on 236 walk places, over 28 walks.

2019 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,177km (1,974.1 miles),

Climbed: 98,506m (323,181ft or 61.2 miles),

 on 330 walk places, over 27 walks.

Not including more than 40 easy walks with an average of 34 people each year since January 2004 (more than 19,000 walk places over 1,360 walks up to December 2018). 


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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