Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best summer walking boots

16 Jun , 2017  

If you are looking for new hiking boots for the summer trails, here are three ideal summer boots to consider. We have chosen lightweight boots made from fabric and fitted with Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathability. La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots Weight per pair: 830g (men’s size 42); 720g (women’s size 38) […]

Cycling, Health & Fitness, Kit Guide, Tips & advice

5 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

21 Apr , 2017  

Cycling in the Rain | Macs Adventure

Like many of us in the Macs Adventure office, you might be feeling inspired by the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire. This is the year you will get out on the bike more often right? You’ve taken advantage of your company’s Cycle to Work scheme and invested in a new bike that you’re going to get the […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

West Highland Way Views

A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

Packing Checklists: Don’t go walking or cycling without…

12 Mar , 2017  

There is no “definitive” packing list for a walking or cycling holiday. After all, everyone is different, and we celebrate difference! Our team however do have a lot of experience wrestling with suitcases, rummaging in rucksacks, and making a few packing faux-pas, so we’ve collaborated some of their top tips here. Hopefully this will give […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Top tips to prepare for an adventure holiday

8 Mar , 2017  

If you have not been on a walking or cycling holiday before you might have a few worries and questions about how to prepare for the adventure trip. Or perhaps you are stepping up a grade or going on an adventure tour where you have not been before. We bring you a wealth of tips […]

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Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Great walking kit to buy in the January sales

29 Dec , 2016  

Take advantage of the January sales to snap up a bargain for your walking kit wardrobe. If you have a walking holiday planned this year, or you a simply keen to do more walki ng in 2017, you could take advantage of cheaper products in the New Year sales. 6 tips for the January sales […]

Cycling, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Great Christmas gifts for walkers and cyclists

14 Dec , 2016  

What do you buy your favourite walker or cyclist for Christmas? We reveal some brilliant ideas for gifts. Great Christmas gifts for men The Icebreaker Oasis Topochartic long sleeved crew top is a great baselayer for men offering warmth and breathable comfort. It is made of Merino wool and weighs 200g. £70.00, Cyclists are far easier seen […]

Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best winter walking boots

5 Oct , 2016  

As summer fades to beautiful autumn and then to winter, many walkers will be swapping their lighter, less robust summer walking boots for winter footwear. Winter walking boots need to be able to cope with colder, wetter and muddier conditions. Footwear will also fall into different categories, such as boots suitable for trail walking, boots […]

Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

8 great summer walking products

29 Jun , 2016  

Summer walking usually means you can shed a few layers and wear gear that weighs less. It feels good to be out in the sunshine on a walking holiday. Lightweight walking poles Walking poles have many benefits, including balance and endurance. In the summer months you can use poles that are lighter but make sure […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

12 of the best free apps for your holiday

23 Jun , 2016  

Most people carry smartphones with them on holiday. As well as being useful for communication and taking photographs, there are numerous apps that can benefit your trip. We choose 12 of the best free apps for a great holiday. All the apps are available free in the App Store or on Google Play. 1 Skyscanner Skyscanner is […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Tools, Walking

Komperdell Carbon Ultralite Vario 4 walking poles

23 May , 2016  

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 […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Today is… Lost Sock Memorial Day

9 May , 2016  

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 […]

Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Trail Running

Three great trail running shoes

24 Mar , 2016  

If you are planning a trail running holiday or training for a long-distance running event, you’ll need a pair of trainers that are up to the job. We suggest three different trail running shoes that offer a range of important criteria, including good fit, support, cushioning and off-road grip. Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Inov-8 have […]