Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: West Highland Line – Rail & Hike

29 Nov , 2017  

The West Highland Way is one of the classic walks in the UK. It has all the scenery, gravitas, good company and excellent accommodation that you could wish for. However, there is another side to the West Highland Way that walkers only come into contact with briefly on their walk. There is a rail line […]

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

Where to Eat on the West Highland Way

24 Nov , 2017  

One of the questions people often ask about is where to eat on the West Highland Way. While it may seem like it is not as important as the walk itself, the scenery, the logistics of getting from A to B, what many people forget is that this is a holiday, and what trip away […]

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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, 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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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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#MacsMoment, Macs Adventure, Walking

Scotland: The Best of #MacsMoment

25 Aug , 2017  

Our #MacsMoment contest encourages our adventure lovers to share the best moments of their travel experiences, to inspire adventure in others. Travelling on foot or by bike is the best way to experience the world up close and personal, and enjoy uplifting moments, funny moments, scenic moments, challenging moments, and much more! Scotland is one […]

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Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Favourite Finds on the North Coast 500

21 Aug , 2017  

Torridon Walks

Scotland’s Northern Highlands are perhaps the wildest, most dramatic cross-section of the entire country, and the now-famous North Coast 500 road trip provides direct access to this remote landscape. If you happen to be experiencing the route on a drive and hike tour, you’ll find your itinerary packed full as you attempt to artfully balance the […]

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Discovery, Walking

Scotland or Italy?

17 Mar , 2017  

The Gourmet Highlands Tour from Macs Adventure

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we have been comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy.  Scotland v Italy   Scotland: Gourmet Highlands The Gourmet Highlands self-guided walking tour is a week of […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

10 great cultural celebrations and festivals

17 Mar , 2017  

It is St Patrick’s Day this week (March 17) and across the world people will celebrate the day that commemorates Christianity’s arrival in Ireland, as well as highlighting the heritage and culture of the Irish. St Patrick’s Day celebrations involve public parades and festivals and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. You might like […]

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