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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 11th February 2016


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, suitable for most abilities.

Make sure you bring your winter equipment with you from now on.  It can always be left in the minibus.

Check the schedules for last minute changes due to the weather and conditions.

International Women's Day Tuesday 8th March 2016 - The Cairnwell Pass to Baddoch - 6km 312m ascent.  I need positive intimations please.

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: 72,242.2km (44,8889.2 miles),

Climbed: 2,861,359m (9,387,632ft or 1,778 miles),

 on 7,340 walk places, over 727 walks.

2016 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 619km (384.6 miles),

Climbed: 20,272m (66,509ft or 12.6 miles,

 on 58 walk places, over 5 walks.

2016 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 513.2km (318.9 miles),

Climbed: 15,489m (50,817ft or 9.6  miles),

 on 58 walk places, over 5 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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