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Blairgowrie and District Next Steps

Site updated 28/10/14


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.

The King's Oldest Enemy


Christmas Dinner and AGM Tuesday 16th December 19:15 for 19:45 at the Glenisla Hotel.  Details to follow.


Date for the first aid refresh course is 17th & 18th January.  Venue TBA.

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: 60,659.1km (37,691.8 miles),

Climbed: 2,426,912m (7,962,286ft or 1,508 miles),

 on 6,199 walk places, over 624 walks.

2014 to date Advanced Walks

Walked: 3,076.5km (1,911.6 miles),

Climbed: 169,240m (555,248ft or 105.2 miles,

 on 306 walk places, over 30 walks.

2014 to date Mid-Level Walks

Walked: 3,485.2km (2,165.6 miles),

Climbed: 116,812m (383,240ft or 72.6  miles),

 on 414 walk places, over 33 walks.

Part funded by Awards for All

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

The Dacies, Canness Glen.
 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.

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