Walking, West Highland Way

Highlights of the West Highland Way

16 Nov , 2017  

Charting a magnificent route through central Scotland and the Highlands, the long-distance walking trail, the West Highland Way, reveals a treasure trove of sights. From the settlement of Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, the walkway quickly heads into parkland and then open countryside as it heads north for 96 miles to reach the Scottish Highlands […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

Giving Back to our Most Walked Way

7 Nov , 2017  

West Highland Way

Two weeks ago, twelve Macs staff began the work day a little different. Instead of heading into the office, we donned our best wet-weather gear, stocked ourselves with bin bags and litter pickers, and headed out for a hike. This past year, Macs Adventure helped put 1,897 pairs of boots on the West Highland Way. […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

How Many Days to Walk the West Highland Way?

4 Sep , 2017  

At 96 Miles the West Highland Way is a challenge no matter how much time you choose to spend on it, however, the main thing is to tailor the challenge to suit you best. Everyone has a different idea about how many days they want to take to complete this majestic walk, ranging from the […]

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Cycling, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

How to squeeze more adventure into your weekend

26 May , 2017  

Weekends are very precious for most people living in the busy 21st century. Many people work hard during the week and look forward to lots of fun, play and adventure at the weekends. So how can we ensure that we make the most of our weekends? And how can enjoy the best adventures when the […]

Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Where to walk & cycle in 5 whisky regions

20 May , 2017  

macallan distillery

To mark World Whisky Day on May 20 we’re sharing some active inspiration for the 5 whisky regions of Scotland: Highland, Lowland, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown. It’s the natural resources of land and water, as well as the cereals that grow, along with the special process of distillation and barrelling in each region that combine to create […]

Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Are you walking responsibly?

4 May , 2017  

responsible walker

Have you ever thought about your responsibilities as a walker and a responsible tourist? While walking is great for your health and well-being, and gives access to amazing landscapes and experiences, it’s also important that we take care of the environment and that we are aware of sustainability issues. Here we bring you a guide […]

Camino, Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

Seven Holidays for a 2017 Bucket List

7 Apr , 2017  

Many people have a bucket list of places to see and holidays to take. Whether you write it down in an important place or maintain it in your head, the chances are you move places around every so often to accommodate new ideas and suggestions. Here we reveal some of our top 2017-bucket list walking holidays. The […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

10 Top Tips for the West Highland Way

17 Mar , 2017  

When you undertake walking holidays in Scotland or indeed walking holidays anywhere it is always beneficial to have tips from the experts! So, here are my 10 top tips for a walking holiday along the West Highland Way: 1. Pack for inclement weather.  Walking the West Highland Way you will find that you are exposed […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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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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West Highland Way, The Best Moments of 2016

7 Dec , 2016  

At the end of the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way was once again our most popular trail in 2016. Well done to one and all for taking on the Devil’s Staircase, fighting through/tolerating/enjoying (delete as applicable) the Scottish climate, and braving the dreaded midges to hike from Glasgow to Fort William along Scotland’s most famous trail. The rewards are many. The West […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

The UK’s Top Tourist Destinations

28 Oct , 2016  

The UK’s many famous cities, landmarks and attractions attract millions of visitors every year. If you are planning a trip, where should you go and what are the must-see sights? Visit Britain has revealed that a record-breaking 36.1 million visitors travelled to the UK last year for a holiday.  It seems the staycation is also very strong […]

Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

Six great places to walk in a Scottish autumn

15 Sep , 2016  

We may well be biased, since Macs Adventure is based in Scotland, but we think that the Scottish landscape looks utterly gorgeous in autumn. The many trees turn a fabulous spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows, while moorlands and mountains feature golden hues of browns during a Scottish autumn. Some mountain tops will also be dusted […]

Accommodation, Macs Adventure, News, West Highland Way

How our West Highland Way Hosts Help Transform Lives in Cambodia

25 Jul , 2016  

As proprieters at Braeside B&B in Drymen, we provide a comfortable bed for many of Macs Adventure’s West Highland Way walkers, and a place to relax at the end of a day on the trail. For all bookings for 2017, we’ll be making a donation to CCDO UK for each room booked through Macs Adventure. […]

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