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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 6th October 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.

The Community Market was a great success, everything went away nice and dry and all packed up by 15:36!  And that was after setting up finished by 08:40 as well.  Many (practised) hands make light work.  Many thanks to Pat, Hugh, Marjory, Peter, Shirley, Hanne and Chris for their efforts.

There is a forthcoming Mountain Training scheme Mountain Skills Course 31 Oct-1 Nov.  Those interested please let me know. 

Deposit paid and hostel now booked for 5th-7th May 2016.

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

(Driver not available for 16th and they cannot fit us in on 18th.  Not enough time after the walk on 15th)


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: 69,149.4km (42,967.5 miles),

Climbed: 2,756,103m (9,042,305ft or 1,712.6 miles),

 on 7,008 walk places, over 699 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 4,338.7km (2,695.9 miles),

Climbed: 185,416m (608,318ft or 115.2 miles,

 on 351 walk places, over 34 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,234.3km (2,009.7 miles),

Climbed: 103,852m (340,721ft or 64.5  miles),

 on 347 walk places, over 30 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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