Culture & History, Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

A guide to expanding your cultural horizons

13 Oct , 2017  

Let me begin with a story of a trip, many years ago, to Africa. With time off between jobs, I decided on an extended solo adventure, travelling from Zimbabwe, through Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya. I planned the trip over many weeks and read books about the countries, making a list of the must-see places. […]

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Adventure of the Week, Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Road Cycling

Adventure of the Week: Road Cycling Coast & Volcanoes of Lanzarote

5 Oct , 2017  

If you want to keep the road cycling legs ticking over when dark and cold conditions keep you from your usual rides, this is the perfect adventure for you. Descending sweeping downhills, cycling through lava fields, volcanic valleys and vineyards, the island of “Eternal Spring” will give you everything you need. In a nutshell  Cycle […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Public donate £1m to save White Cliffs of Dover

2 Oct , 2017  

The future of the famous white cliffs of Dover on England’s south coast has been secured after a public campaign has raised £1 million in just three weeks. The bid to raise the money came about amid fears that a large area of environmentally sensitive land on the clifftops would be sold to developers. The […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

Green Travel: A Guide to Travelling Responsibly

26 Sep , 2017  

Most people are aware of their responsibility towards the environment and their local community in their daily lives. But, then, when it comes to planning a holiday, excitement and aspirations can get in the way of thinking about environmental responsibilities. Green travel can be a tough nut to crack, but with a few simple tips, […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Top Tips for Walking in the Rain

25 Sep , 2017  

Whether you’ve been walking in Britain for 50 years or you’ve just started, one thing no-one can escape is the rainy weather. I certainly didn’t while walking Wainwright’s Coast to Coast this year. On my first day, I was navigating in rain and fog so thick it was hard to see more than a few […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

12 iconic places to see in England

21 Sep , 2017  

England offers a great mix of historic cities, towns and villages, fine heritage attractions and scenic beauty. But with so much to see and do it can difficult to know where to go and what walking holiday in England to choose. Let us give you a helping hand by picking some of our favourite highlight […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

The South Downs and the magnificent Seven Sisters

18 Sep , 2017  

I have recently returned from a trip along the South Down’s Way. This walk exceeded all my expectations and this part of England was a delight, full of bustling market towns, traditional culture and ancient history. All this and scenery that surprised and delighted every day. Stretching for 100 miles through England’s newest national park (the […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Leisure Cycling, Macs Adventure

E-biking – Allowing everyone to experience cycling joy

15 Sep , 2017  

Lake constance at sun set

Lake Constance, a German summer paradise where crystal clear blue water and white lakeside beaches meet vineyards, medieval villages and breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps in the far distance. With dedicated and mainly flat cycle paths stretching all around the lake, there is no wonder why this region is so incredibly popular amongst all […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Tips & advice, Walking

Visit the well known and lesser-known highlights of Skye

7 Sep , 2017  

The popularity of the Island of Skye, located just off Scotland’s north-west coast, is easy to understand. The Scottish islands have long been a visitor attraction with many people drawn to the idea of a small island adventure. Skye, which is the largest of the Inner Hebridean island chain, also has a great advantage, with […]

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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

West is Best: Walking the Western Section of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast

5 Sep , 2017  

Devised by Alfred Wainwright and published in his book “A Coast to Coast Walk”, the Coast to Coast walk in its entirety now attracts somewhere up to 10,000 keen walkers every year. Though the full 199-mile walk spans the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North York Moors National Park, […]

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Discovery, Walking

Sea and Sun on Madeira, the Flower Island

1 Sep , 2017  

Madeira pebble beach, with breaking waves against Madeira's volcanic hillside

The island of Madeira is a tropical paradise within easy reach from Europe. Holidays in Madeira are popular all year round thanks to stable, warm weather, an abundance of flowers and fantastic walking. What more could you wish for? Actually, Madeira even offers another great holiday benefit – the sea. Let’s not forget about ocean […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Tips & advice, Walking

12 spectacular coastal walks in Europe

31 Aug , 2017  

Are you like me? When I see a beach, a coastal path, or a trail heading up on to cliffs high above the ocean I just have to go there. I like to take off my shoes and walk with bare feet towards the waves. I want to feel the sand pushing again the soles […]

Discovery, Macs Adventure, Staff, Walking

My Top 5 Coastal Walks in the UK

29 Aug , 2017  

st ives, cornwall

Everyone at Macs Adventure gets the opportunity to head out onto the trails and test out our trips. We go to make sure the directions and route notes are correct, that the accommodation we use is clean, comfy and friendly and most importantly, we get a break from the office, to connect to nature and […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

10 must-see Scottish views

25 Aug , 2017  

Scotland might be small but it packs in a hugely diverse landscape including fabulous coastlines, rolling hills, wild moorlands, majestic mountains, atmospheric forests and all kinds of natural wonders in between. The very fact that it is a small country means it’s also easy to access a wide variety of countryside locations, especially if you […]