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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site updated 20/4/14


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.

The Blairgowrie Community Market season starts Saturday 26th April.  As this is our fund raiser all helpers are welcome 07:30 at the Wellmeadow for an hour or so, and again at 15:00.

Our programme of walks range from easy low level starter walks up to very serious extended and remote hill walking.  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 they are capable of doing. 


Running totals for the moderate and advanced walks

May 2005 to date

Walked: 56,626.8km (35,186.3 miles),

Climbed: 2,247,579m (7,373,925ft or 1,396.6 miles),

 on 5,783 walk places, over 587 walks.

2014 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 1,000.6km (621.7 miles),

Climbed: 55,030m (180,544ft or 34.2 miles,

 on 123 walk places, over 12 walks.

2014 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 1,529.4km (950.3 miles),

Climbed: 51,689m (169,583ft or 32.1  miles),

 on 181 walk places, over 14 walks.

Part funded by Awards for All

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.

"All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking."

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


Blairgowrie and District Next Steps follows the

Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Keathbank bridge
Ancient dwellings, Glen Shee.
Bachnagairn, Glen Moulzie.
The Dacies, Canness Glen.

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