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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Updated 14th June 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

Thanks to Pat, Hugh, John, June, Nicky, Liz for helping in the morning, and Liz and Hanne in the afternoon.  An excellent market, all stalls full, and hot.  The next market is on Saturday 23rd June.  This all goes towards keeping the minibus going.

Free Sports Massage sessions available, 17th/18th, 23rd/24th June. 3 'volunteers' needed.  Contact me if you are interested (not me doing them, but NSC therapy department is).

There are spaces on a forthcoming Silver Navigation Course on 30th June/1st July, and Gold training on 8th/9th September.  If anyone is interested please contact me.

School summer holiday sign up form is in the folder.

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.

New Info - physical activity guidelines

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: 89,081.6km (55,352.7 miles),

Climbed: 3,430,517m (11,254,943ft or 2,131.6 miles),

 on 9,028 walk places, over 880 walks.

2018 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 2,182km (1,355.8 miles),

Climbed: 83,336m (273,411ft or 51.8 miles,

 on 202 walk places, over 20 walks.

2018 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 2,425.9km (1,507.4 miles),

Climbed: 71,003m (232,949ft or 44.1 miles),

 on 250 walk places, over 20 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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