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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Updated 14th October 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.

Slow walking at 45 'a sign of faster ageing

There are lots of other interesting things on our links page.

The 1,000th walk has been moved due to a lack of numbers on on Tuesday, it is now 7th November.

The steep ground practice day will meet 11:00 Wellmeadow on Wednesday 16th October, unless the weather is very wet.

Last market of 2019 has happened!  Nice, dry and warm, and busy.  Thanks to Hanne, Marjory and Linda in the morning and Hanne Jeremy and Irene in the afternoon.  You all made a difference.  And for everybody who has helped over this year very many thanks from Strathmore and The Glens.

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: 100,653.1km (62,542.9 miles),

Climbed: 3,852,348m (12,638,899ft or 2,393.7 miles),

 on 10,180 walk places, of 992 walks of

10,053km with 395km of ascent.

2019 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 3,312.7km (2,058.4 miles),

Climbed: 138,293m (453,716ft or 85.9 miles),

 on 282 walk places, over 34 walks.

2019 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,763km (2,338.2 miles),

Climbed: 117,224m (384,592ft or 72.8 miles),

 on 395 walk places, over 33 walks.

Not including more than 40 easy walks with an average of 34 people every year since January 2004 (more than 19,000 walk places over 1,360 walks of average 3.5miles 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!
News on our facebook page
Bachnagairn, Glen Moulzie.
The Dacies, Canness Glen.

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