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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 29th July 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.

Summer special activities  Spaces still available on the Climbing Wall sessions.

A couple of spaces are available on a certificated Mountain-Training Mountain Skills course on 15 - 16 August.  If interested please contact Nick for details.

The next Community Market is on Saturday 22nd August.  Expert assistance on 25th July helped us set up and clear away (despite the rain) in record time.  Many thanks to Marjory, Hanne, Peter, Hugh, Pat, Nichola and Chris on 25th July.  Remember it all goes towards funding and running the minibus.

 

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: 67,505.7km (41,946.1 miles),

Climbed: 2,692,560m (8,833,832ft or 1,673.1 miles),

 on 6,863 walk places, over 684 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 3,400.5km (2,113 miles),

Climbed: 149,877m (491,721ft or 93.1 miles,

 on 286 walk places, over 27 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 2,528.8km (1,571.3 miles),

Climbed: 75,848m (248,844ft or 47.1  miles),

 on 267 walk places, over 23 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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