Culture & History, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Pilgrimage walks: The Camino and many others

23 Nov , 2017  

A new book, Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe, documents 10 European pilgrimages, as detailed and photographed by Derry Brabbs. The Yorkshire photographer has perfectly captured many highlight attractions and landscapes of the increasingly popular European pilgrimage routes. While The Camino, which stretches through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela, remains […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

Kinga shares all the inspiration you need for a Scandinavian adventure

22 Nov , 2017  

Kinga admires the views at Preikstolen

Originally from Hungary, I was lucky enough to live in Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a total of 4 years, where my passion and love for Scandinavia developed! During my time there, I visited many destinations, but due to the vast size of these countries there is still so much for me to discover. Although Norway, […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week: St Cuthbert’s Way

22 Nov , 2017  

When we think of pilgrimages, we tend to think about the world’s major routes, the pilgrimage to Mecca, the Camino de Santiago, the Shikoku trail in Japan or trips to Lourdes or Fatima. However, there are pilgrimage sites all over the world, each reflecting the historical religious beliefs of the area. Though each of these […]

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

Best regional dishes of Italy

16 Nov , 2017  

Italy is renowned for its fantastic cuisine and many people will be familiar with some of the best-loved dishes, such as pasta, pizza and gelato. Yet each region of Italy boasts its own speciality, which, for a food lover, is a must try. A walking or cycling holiday is a great way to immerse yourself […]

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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Adventure of the Week, Cycling

Adventure of the Week: Cycling Tuscany: Chianti and Siena

14 Nov , 2017  

The very thought of Tuscany makes me happy. When I close my eyes and drift off into a Tuscan reverie, it is the feel of rough stone walls against my fingers, of feeling lightheaded from staring up at immaculately crafted towers. I can taste the rich depths of the Brunello and feel the hearty bread […]

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Discovery, Walking

La Dolce Vita – Top 5 Walking Holidays in Italy

14 Nov , 2017  

Italy is a land of passion. The Italian people put their heart and soul into every endeavour, whether that is creating a fine work of art or just an amazing lunch. Italy is such a diverse country, with strong regional variations and a host of hidden gems, just waiting to be unearthed. You can take the […]

Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Record-breaking Munro walker completes 9th round

13 Nov , 2017  

Hazel Strachan is an extraordinary Scottish walker, who has now walked nine rounds of the 282 Scottish mountains known as Munros. For some people, it is enough to walk one or two of Scotland’s Munros. While for others a “round” of all 282 peaks of at least 3,000ft is the big challenge. Yet for others, […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure

Adventure of the Week: The Speyside Way

8 Nov , 2017  

A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! In a nutshell An easy going trail with the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Top 5 Sights in the Cairngorms

7 Nov , 2017  

The Cairngorm National Park is one of Scotland’s finest outdoor escapes. It caters to a wide variety of outdoor pursuits and backs up each of these disciplines by having specialist shops, great accommodation and the odd pub or two. Macs Adventure has a wide array of walking adventures in the Cairngorms and to give a little […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

A Scottish Snapshot: Highlights of The Highlands in 8 Days

7 Nov , 2017  

I joined our tour development team in the summer of 2017 and am currently working on our Scottish tours, as part of becoming familiar with our most popular Scottish trips I took my Mum, Barbara, on our Highlands & Isle of Skye: Rail & Hike trip.  Normally my holidays consist of rock climbing, and hiking […]

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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

St. Cuthbert’s Way – Time and tide waits for no man ….

7 Nov , 2017  

The word pilgrimage gripped me. Even as an agnostic I was intrigued.  There’s something about a well-trodden path that’s seen century after century of passers-by. In the case of St. Cuthbert’s Way, no less than thirteen centuries. As a history enthusiast, I was excited thinking about the lives of those who have passed through these […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Rob Roy Way-An Alternate to the West Highland Way

6 Nov , 2017  

The Rob Roy Way should be on your to-do list. It was named after the Scottish Outlaw Rob Roy who used to roam these lands and was developed by mega fans and enthusiasts in the area. It’s an atmospheric, history-steeped journey through one of the prettiest parts of Scotland. I travelled for 7 days along […]

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