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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site Updated 28th June 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  There are still some spaces, these provide skill competencies and experiences that help when in more serious situations.  They are also fun!

The next Community Market is on Saturday 25th July.  Many thanks to Hanne, Marjory, Shirley, Pat, Hugh, Peter, Nichola on 27th June, we couldn't have done it without you!  It all helps with fund raising for the minibus.


Subscriptions are due from end of May - now 25pa, walk fee remains the same.


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: 66,394.9km (41,255.9 miles),

Climbed: 2,654,309m (8,708,337ft or 1,649.3 miles),

 on 6,784 walk places, over 677 walks.

2015 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 2,669.2km (1,658.6 miles),

Climbed: 122,725m (402,640ft or 76.3 miles,

 on 242 walk places, over 23 walks.

2015 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 2,149.3km (1,335.5 miles),

Climbed: 64,749m (212,430ft or 40.2  miles),

 on 232 walk places, over 20 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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