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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 23rd May 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.

Subscriptions are due from end of May.

There are new schedule changes in July and August.


On 9th May 2005 we started the more adventurous series of walks.  We have now reached our 10th Anniversary culminating in an ascent of Buchaille Etive Mor in Glen Coe.  This was completed on 8th May 2015.  Well done and thank you to all those who have come along and helped make this the largest and most successful health walk scheme in Scotland.

The next Community Market is on Saturday 27th June.  Many thanks to Hanne, Marjory, Peter, Nichola on 23rd May, we couldn't have done it without you!


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: 65,292.7km (40,571 miles),

Climbed: 2,620,472m (8,597,323ft or 1,628.3 miles),

 on 6,695 walk places, over 670 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 2,048.9km (1,273.1 miles),

Climbed: 99,755m (327,279ft or 62 miles,

 on 193 walk places, over 19 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 1,667.4km (1,036.1miles),

Climbed: 53,882m (176,778ft or 33.5  miles),

 on 192 walk places, over 16 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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