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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 23rd August 2017

 

Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group

Important schedule changes

The next Community Market  is on Saturday 26th August.  Most of the usual volunteers will be away so if you can help it would be appreciated.  The market provides us with a significant income offsetting the running of the minibus.  07:30 for about 1hr or so, and also from 15:00 for another hour or so.

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: 83,143.8km (51,663.2 miles),

Climbed: 3,238,128m (10,623,747ft or 2,012.1 miles),

 on 8,433 walk places, over 827 walks.

2017 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 1,765.5km (1,097 miles),

Climbed: 62,009m (203,441ft or 38.5 miles,

 on 161 walk places, over 16 walks.

2017 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 1,707.3km (1,060.9 miles),

Climbed: 43,163m (141,610ft or 26.8  miles),

 on 210 walk places, over 17 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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