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Did you know that there are 70 recognised organisations that can take part in the XX Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow? And do you know which ones these are?

Glasgow 2014 competitors

Here’s a comprehensive list of all the member countries and regions that can take part in Glasgow 2014.

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia

The Americas: Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Falkland Islands, Guyana and St Helena

Asia:  Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

The Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands.

Europe: Cyprus, England, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Malta, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Top tours in Commonwealth countries

Inspired by all these amazing places we have come up with a top 10 walking holidays and tours list around the Commonwealth.

As host country, Scotland will be high on the list of Commonwealth countries to visit this year. While you are in Glasgow you could choose to set out on the famous long-distance walking path, the West Highland Way. It starts just north of the city at Milngavie and heads for 96 miles to the stunning Scottish Highlands. See Walk the west Highland Way

Crossing the border of Scotland and England you could head off on a fantastic walking trip on the St Cuthbert’s Way. The self-guided walking holiday heads through the Scottish Borders and English Northumberland countryside. See St Cuthbert’s Way walking holiday.

And then there is Wales, that’s not too far away again. Wales has so many fabulous places to explore on a walking holiday. How about the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which extends 186 miles along the rugged wild and incredibly beautiful coastline? See Pembrokeshire Coast Path Walking Tours.

Northern Ireland will also be represented at Glasgow 2014. A beautiful walking tour that is well worth checking out is the Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast. Enjoy a week of beautiful walking. See Antrim Glens

The 95-mile Way of the Gull on the Isle of Man offers numerous attractions for walkers who like their holidays to be multi-day and gorgeous. See Isle of Man Coastal Path.

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Another fabulous coastal path is found on Jersey. Walk the 48-mile coast of this beautiful island located in the English Channel. See Jersey Coastal Path.

Climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania and then take a trip to Tanzania’s national parks. See Climb Kilimanjaro.

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Discover India’s Taj Mahal, temples and tigers on a walking tour in India.

Experience the Best of the Rockies in adventure filled Canada.

 

Conservation work on Schiehallion: Macs get stuck in!

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In June 2014, a group from Macs Adventure (all the girls….the boys all seemed to have excuses?) headed off to get our hands dirty on Schiehallion, felling non-indigenous and invasive tree species from nearby forestry plantations, which were threatening growth of the native birch and rowan trees that the trust were trying to reintroduce as […]

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This week the XX Commonwealth Games gets underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Tomorrow, the Opening Ceremony will take place, followed by 11 days of sports. And one of the first highlight events will be the triathlon. The individual male and female triathlon competitions take place at Strathclyde Park near Motherwell on Thursday (July 24). The triathlon relays take […]

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16 July 2014
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15 July 2014
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A new study by Forestry Commission Scotland reveal that more than nine million woodland visits are made every year. This amazing number equates to two visits per person living in Scotland annually. The great news is that many more people are making use of Scotland’s fabulous woodlands for a range of activities, including cycling and walking.  […]

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11 July 2014
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Kit review: Bergans Vikke jacket

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A new technical mid-layer jacket made by Bergans of Norway, the Vikke, is ideal for walking, whether it’s lower-level country rambles or high altitude mountaineering. The technical jacket is made of 100% Merino wool. Merino is a proven winner for outdoors activities because it offers natural warmth, even when it’s wet, and superb breathability, which […]

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7 great French cycling trips

9 July 2014
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As the focus of the Tour de France moves to home territory we choose seven top French cycling holidays. You might be pleased to know that these trips (well, not many!) do not include the leg and lung-busting climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees. Instead they offer a happy cycling holiday between a wealth of […]

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Guide to Walking the West Highland Way

9 July 2014
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In a popularity contest, the West Highland Way wins hands down! The majority of our most-read blog posts ever are tips and advice for anyone thinking of walking the West Highland Way from Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William. So, we’ve distilled as much of that information as possible into one downloadable guide, which we hope […]

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Epic Rigby Round record

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There are those that set out to stroll the UK’s biggest mountains – and there are those that want to do them as fast as they can. And then there are those who set out to finish a tough mountain route in less than 24 hours. Over the years, some epic challenges have been set […]

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Provence, a Sensory Delight

1 July 2014
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There are not many places where you can get away from it all just an hour from a major city. You can here. With its alpine meadows, herbaceous mountains and turquoise bays, Provence, from the Mountains to the Sea, is a sensory delight.   Pont de l’Etoile – Plan d’Aups Ste Baume The bus drops […]

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