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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 19th April 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.

Because we do things other than walking the walks page has been renamed Schedules (see left).

Quiz:  How is GHOT pronounced?   Nobody has answered this yet!

The Community Markets recommence on Saturday 25th April.  All physical help (which goes towards our funds) gratefully accepted.  07:30 at the Wellmeadow.


The remainder of the accommodation deposit for the Glencoe trip has now been paid, final payments to me asp please.


Maggie's Dundee is organising a 12km walk on Sunday 17th May, details here.


The annual Blairgowrie Walking Festival is now open for bookings, details on www.walkingfestival.org.


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: 64,394.5m (40,012.9 miles),

Climbed: 2,580,444m (8,465,998ft or 1,603.4 miles),

 on 6,610 walk places, over 662 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 1,668.3km (1,036.6 miles),

Climbed: 74,506m (244,442ft or 46.3 miles,

 on 154 walk places, over 15 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 1,149.8km (714.4 miles),

Climbed: 39,103m (128,290ft or 24.3  miles),

 on 146 walk places, over 12 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.

"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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