Discovery, Walking

France or Scotland?

10 Feb , 2017  

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we will be comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. France v Scotland France and Scotland have historical links that go back centuries. Born out of the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Wow! Thanks for your donations to Friends of Nevis

26 Mar , 2014  

We’d like to thank YOU, our adventurers, for raising £1333.20 for the Friends of Nevis conservation charity. Outstanding generosity! Joy Biggin of Friends of Nevis said: “We are amazed by the amount your clients have donated, and thank them very much.” When you book a trip online with Macs Adventure, your specialist will turn into […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Grandfather and grand-daughter walk the Great Glen Way to raise £1600

3 Jun , 2013  

Colin Chapman decided to walk 73 miles of the Great Glen Way with Macs Adventure in April 2013 (73 miles to correspond with the fact that he is in his 73rd year!). Colin’s companion on the walk was his grand-daughter Megan, who is currently completing her final year at Fortrose Academy, and intends to go […]

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Feedback Favourites: Best of Braveheart & an artist in the making

29 May , 2013  

Weekly Feedback Favourites We publish over 1300 reviews on our website to help you make an informed choice based on the words and photographs of previous adventurers. From the Best of Braveheart to an artist in the making, here are some extracts from our favourite Macs Adventure reviews and customer photos of the last seven […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

A Walk Through Time – The West Highland Way

10 May , 2013  

Paraffin Pathfinder, 26th April 2013 So you have prepared for the miles, but are you ready for the eons? (click on the blue bordered images for the full picture) Navigating the path is straight forward yet the route isn’t littered with directional graffiti. Whenever you need a clue at a junction or a turning, there […]

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Cycling, Walking

Cycling the Great Glen Way

6 Mar , 2013  

Many people choose to walk the glorious Great Glen Way, a 79-mile trail through Scotland’s most famous Glen from Fort William to Inverness. This weekend, I cycled it instead! A mountain bike is the perfect transport for the off-road route that heads along the country’s famous Caledonian Canal, through atmospheric forests and along the shores […]

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Ben Nevis Needs your help!

25 Jun , 2012  

We actively support Friends of Nevis and have just received this appeal for help so if you fancy some fresh air, excercise and putting something back then why not enjoy a fabulous weekend in the western highlands with Friends of Nevis. Here are the details from Liz: Friends of Nevis is getting a small team together […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

4 Alternative Walks to the West Highland Way

10 Feb , 2011  

For obvious reasons the West Highland Way is one of, if not the most popular long distance walk in the UK.  The transition from the suburbs of Glasgow out into the increasingly dramatic Highland scenery is something which draws people back to the walk year after year. With the absence of the dreaded midge and […]

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Ben Nevis Needs You!

27 Jul , 2010  

Friends of Nevis invite you to join in a weekend of Path maintenance/repairs Any day or days, your choice, (subject to weather/numbers) from Fri 13 – Mon 16 August 2010 There’s still plenty to be done this summer to help keep the Ben track in reasonable shape. No special skills are needed, just reasonable fitness […]

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Macs Adventure Success on Ben Nevis Climb

20 Nov , 2009  

Debbie booked our Ben Nevis private guiding service to celebrate her husband’s birthday. (I won’t tell you which one but it was an important one!). They tackled the Ben Last Saturday (14th November) with one of our experienced guides, Ian Stephenson. Despite really challenging conditions including plenty of snow and high winds they persevered and […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Macs Adventure Guides Excel on Ben Nevis

28 Oct , 2009  

Anyone out and about last Saturday may have noticed that the weather was absolutely atrocious. So well done to Ian, who led a tenacious group to the summit of Ben Nevis. Hi Neil, Have completed the survey… just wanted to say Ian was absolutely fantastic. I think any other guide might have turned back given […]

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Time to stop Ben Nevis Charity Challenges

21 Oct , 2009  

It’s time to stop large scale charity challenges on Ben Nevis before we ruin this precious resource. The Telegraph reports on the damage caused by Ben Nevis Charity Challenges: Among the environmental problems reported have been hillsides and verges scarred by hikers, streams polluted with human waste and residents’ sleep disturbed by vehicles at night. […]

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Ben Nevis on a Slippery Slope

21 Sep , 2009  

I know it’s a topic I keep going on about but The Herald has a great story about the problem of litter on Ben Nevis, and particularly of banana skins. According to the John Muir Trust (JMT), the wild-land conservation charity which owns most of the mountain, some 55% of the litter removed from Ben […]

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How much is Ben Nevis worth?

16 Sep , 2009  

Is it possible to put a value on Ben Nevis? Does the local community and council give the necessary protection and support to Ben Nevis? Just two questions which popped into my head while guiding a group on Ben Nevis on Saturday. It was a beautiful sunny day and as the previous weekend was the […]