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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 20th May 2016


Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Next Steps Walking Group

Annual subscriptions (25) due by end of May please.

The next Community Market is Saturday 28th May.  Helpers please.   The more there are the quicker it is.  This is a group funding opportunity.

There is a Silver Navigation Course being run on 11th/12th June.  Those interested please contact me for details. 

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.  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: 75,026.7km (46,619.5 miles),

Climbed: 2,975,335m (9,761,567ft or 1,848.8 miles),

 on 7,639 walk places, over 754 walks.

2016 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 2,054.2km (1,276.4 miles),

Climbed: 85,812m (281,533ft or 53.3 miles,

 on 193 walk places, over 18 walks.

2016 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 1,825.4km (1,134.3 miles),

Climbed: 61,753m (202,601ft or 38.4  miles),

 on 216 walk places, over 18 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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