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Site Updated 16th November 2017


Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group

Those with NGB first aid certificates will find they run out in January.  The weekend of 27th/28th is not suitable.   So far it is looking like 20th/21st January is best for the trainer as well.  There are spaces for 12, and I am going by the list of those who already hold the certificates.  So if anyone cannot make those dates please let me know as soon as possible as I need to book the trainer.  These courses are necessary for the active leaders on Wednesdays.

I have clients for a Mountain Skills Course on 2nd/3rd December, this means there are a couple of places available, there was someone else interested but I can't remember who.  I am also running a Silver Navigation course on 18th/19th November.  If interested please email me asp.

Christmas Dinner, AGM is 19:00 12th Dec Strathmore Arms.  Menu.

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: 84,010km (52,201.4 miles),

Climbed: 3,259,856m (10,695,033ft or 2,025.6 miles),

 on 8,525 walk places, over 835 walks.

2017 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 1,980.3km (1,230.5 miles),

Climbed: 69,959m (229,524ft or 43.5 miles,

 on 181 walk places, over 18 walks.

2017 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 2,358.7km (1,465.6 miles),

Climbed: 56,941m (186,814ft or 35.4  miles),

 on 282 walk places, over 23 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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