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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 26th November 2015


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.

Wednesday Walks Charity Shop, High Street Blairgowrie.  Opening 10:00 Monday 23rd November.  Proceeds help us maintain the service.

Ideas for International Women's Day please?

Christmas Dinner and AGM 19:00 17th December Strathmore Arms.

Pre-pay please (makes it much easier on the night).


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: 70,706km (43,934.7 miles),

Climbed: 2,808,038m (9,212,695ft or 1,744.8 miles),

 on 7,170 walk places, over 713 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 5,037.4km (3,130.1 miles),

Climbed: 211,480m (693,830ft or 131.4 miles,

 on 414 walk places, over 40 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 4,092.2km (2,542.8 miles),

Climbed: 129,723m (425,599ft or 80.6  miles),

 on 446 walk places, over 38 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!
Darroch (otherwise known as Bluebell) Wood.  Picture by Dave Franks.
Bachnagairn, Glen Moulzie.
The Dacies, Canness Glen.

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