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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 28th April 2017


Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group

Subscriptions are due from 31st May.

Thank you Chris, Nicky, Marjory and John for helping at the market in the morning, and thank you Chris for the afternoon.  All helping to unload, erect, dismantle and repack 2 tonnes of equipment.  The next market is on Saturday 27th May.

BaDNS provides a range of weekday walking opportunities supervised by fully qualified walk leaders and first aiders, suitable for most abilities.

Our programme of walks range from easy low level 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: 81,565km (50,682.1 miles),

Climbed: 3,181,375m (10,437,551ft or 1,976.8 miles),

 on 8,278 walk places, over 811 walks.

2017 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 957km (594.7 miles),

Climbed: 24,445m (80,200ft or 15.2 miles,

 on 99 walk places, over 8 walks.

2017 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 937km (582.2 miles),

Climbed: 23,974m (78,655ft or 14.9  miles),

 on 117 walk places, over 9 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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