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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Updated 16th September 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

The next and last 2018 Community Market is on Saturday 22nd September.

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 will be an incentive on offer!

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: 91,565.6km (56,896.2 miles),

Climbed: 3,529,233m (11,578,814ft or 2,193 miles),

 on 9,284 walk places, over 905 walks.

2018 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 3,542.1km (2,201 miles),

Climbed: 146,390m (480,281ft or 91 miles,

 on 321 walk places, over 33 walks.

2018 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,549.7km (2,205.7 miles),

Climbed: 106,665m (349,950ft or 66.3 miles),

 on 387 walk places, over 32 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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