Cycling,Tips & advice,Walking

11 things to love about the Dordogne

26 May , 2016  

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The Périgord – the ancient name for the Dordoyne – is a popular place for a holiday. We reveal 11 things to love about the region of south-west France. Sunny days The Dordogne’s location means that sunshine is in plentiful supply from April through to October. The spring and late summer months are some for enjoying a […]

Cycling,Discovery,Walking

Visit Europe’s top 10 islands on a walking holiday

24 May , 2016  

Jersey Coastal Trail.

Travel review website has asked the travellers themselves to compile a list of Europe’s best-loved islands. This is the top 10 TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice. Why not combine one of the top 10 European islands with a walking of cycling holiday? 1 Santorini, Cyclades Santorini is both glamorous and beautiful. The island’s black volcanic Perissa and Kamari […]

Macs Adventure

Cornwall, North Coast Highlights

23 May , 2016  

A quandary faces the visitor who does not have two weeks to visit the magnificent coast of Cornwall – to go North or South? The best solution is to enjoy the delights of one this year and return for the other in the next. Cornwall devotees argue the merits of one coast against the other […]

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Kit Guide,Tips & advice,Tools,Walking

Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 walking poles

23 May , 2016  

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We take a closer look at the new Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 walking poles. The brand states: “When packing light for your next outdoor adventure is a priority and everything has to be extremely lightweight, Komperdell has the answer with its Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 poles.” Why use walking poles? Walking/trekking poles can be a […]

Walking

This Week on Instagram – Spain, Tuscany, Scotland & the Channel Islands

20 May , 2016  

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Our team have been out discovering the legends of Channel Islands and the best foodie fare in Tuscany this week. Not to mention, we’ve had some fabulous #MacsMoment entries from the Great Glen Way and Sierra de Grazalema! Here are our top moments from Instagram: 1) Angus Ferguson takes on the Great Glen Way… Hiked all the way up #cowhill and only saw […]

Discovery,Tips & advice,Walking

#Try20 in National Walking Month

18 May , 2016  

Walk a "long cut" route.

Every May, people in the UK are encouraged to walk more as part of National Walking Month. In 2016, the campaign is calling on everyone to pledge to #Try20. The aim is to get more people to walk for 20 minutes each day. Why we should walk more The benefits of walking include: Walking is […]

Macs Adventure,Walking

Cornwall, South Coast Highlights

17 May , 2016  

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So perhaps you are thinking of a Cornwall trip? The population of Britain is well acquainted with the delights of Cornwall’s beaches, walking trails and water sports. Such activity arouses appetites to match, so the Cornish “pastie” and fresh fish and chips have earned a place in the hearts of the British holiday maker. However, […]

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Macs Adventure,Walking

Cornwall, a Land of Sea and Sky

13 May , 2016  

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A glance at the statistics of the County of Cornwall indicates nothing remarkable about this region; numbered 12th out of forty-eight counties by land area, numbered 40th by population, its highest peak a modest 420 metres above sea level. However a closer look at Cornwall’s geography and history reveals something very definitely out of the […]

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Kit Guide,Walking

Today is… Lost Sock Memorial Day

9 May , 2016  

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It’s almost inevitable, isn’t it? For every load of laundry that you sort through there is often an odd sock – or two or three. It has happened so many times in my family that we each have a rather forlorn pile of single socks sitting on top of a chest of drawers. We wait […]

Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: Escape to the Yorkshire Dales

9 May , 2016  

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With the Tour de Yorkshire shining the cycling spotlight on the Dales over the past few weeks, we thought it was time for the walking to take centre stage. Discover our latest self guided tour with our walk of the week: Escape to the Yorkshire Dales. Where is it? Starting in the historical market town of Settle, North Yorkshire, you’ll […]

Macs Adventure

Read All About it! Our Top 6 Press-Recommended Trips

6 May , 2016  

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Travel writers and journalists have enjoyed a wealth of Macs Adventure trips. Here we round up some of our most popular press-recommended walking holidays. 1) The Independent               Travel writer for The Independent, Lucy Gillmore, raved about the delights of the wildlife, whisky and wonderful cuisine she discovered in Scotland’s […]

Discovery,Tips & advice,Walking

Top 21 #ScotSpirit bucket list

3 May , 2016  

Will you spot Nessie?

This year, Scotland is celebrating #ScotSpirit. These are the special moments, places and sights that offer a Spirit of Scotland feeling. This summer, take a trip to Scotland on a walking or cycling holiday and tick off a few bucket list #ScotSpirit moments. 1 Hunt for the Loch Ness Monster on a Nessie Hunting Trip with […]

Macs Adventure,Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week: The Cairngorms and Royal Deeside

22 Apr , 2016  

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In honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday this week, we’re heading to one of her favourite residences, Balmoral Castle, to explore The Cairngorms & Royal Deeside. Where is it? Starting from the charming Scottish village of Ballater, you’ll follow trails through the wild and wonderful central Cairngorms (the UK’s largest National Park), explore the whisky heartland […]

Cycling,Discovery,Walking

12 things to know about John Muir

21 Apr , 2016  

The John Muir Trail in America.

Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and adventurer John Muir was born on this day April 21 in 1838. We reveal 12 fascinating facts about this great man. 1 John Muir was born in Dunbar in East Lothian, Scotland. He emigrated with his family to America in 1849. He died aged 76. 2 He is known as […]