Discovery, Walking

England or Wales?

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. Wales v England   England: Devon North Coast & Exmoor Highlights Devon’s North Coast is a place brimming […]

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Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

Lesser Known Long Distance Walks

3 Jan , 2017  

Whether you are heading high into the mountains or along the coast, a long distance walk is an opportunity to spend quality time with close friends or family in awe-inspiring and ever-changing scenery. Below are some popular long distance walks along with some lesser known, but equally as impressive alternatives for those people looking for a challenge. West Highland Way → Great […]

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Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Escape to the Cotswolds

10 Aug , 2016  

A delight of a walk which fits into a short break, or slots in perfectly to a longer visit to England. Quintessentially English, the Escape to the Cotswolds is a gem of a walking break. In a Nutshell The villages of the Cotswolds look and feel like a dream vision of England, with pretty thatch-roofed cottages, […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Downton to Bath, the English Story

29 Jan , 2016  

Highclere to Bath It is a surprise to most visitors that a region so close to the capital city of such a crowded island can offer so much space to breathe. Yet, enveloping the busy road, rail and waterway corridor between London and Bristol, lies country side that has changed little for a millennium. Beneath […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Walk of the Week: England’s Coast to Coast

15 Oct , 2014  

Welcome again to Walk of the Week. This week, a walk that has it all: England’s Coast to Coast (or indeed Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, named after the famous author and illustrator who devised the route). The benefit of choosing a classic trail like the much loved favourite Coast to Coast, is that tens of […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Taking care of Hadrian’s Wall: Protecting the wall and path on a Hadrian’s Wall Walk

5 May , 2014  

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, along the final frontier of the Roman Empire, is a pretty special experience. Connecting at first hand with a piece of history, you’ll walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall (built by the Emperor Hadrian in A.D. 122), and see some remarkably well preserved sections of this ancient monument. Some sections […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Two Moors Way – a West Country Slice

16 Apr , 2014  

How can a route like this, the Two Moors Way, not appeal to the long distance walker? Just take a look at the map. Commencing in a city that launched explorers, pilgrims and buccaneers into history, this walk maintains a direct course, encompassing two coastlines, two moors and an ancient heartland of rolling green hills. […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Foodie finds along the Norfolk Coast Path

28 Jan , 2014  

Back in December, family festive duties beckoned me to North Norfolk, and it wasn’t just the usual traditional leftovers that were a foodie’s delight… The Norfolk Coast Path tour is a hop, skip, and a jump from the relatives – a perfect excuse to stretch the legs and blow away the cobwebs.   Norfolk’s coast really […]

Walking

Consummate England

14 Nov , 2013  

American, Australian, Japanese, and Chinese tourists, to name four nationalities particularly well represented as tourists in the Cotswolds, descend upon the region in season to bask in a particular fantasy version of England. I doubt that many leave unsatisfied. Landscape, architecture, and village scale all conspire to produce the ultimate fantasy of rural England. The […]

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Walking

A Walk of Jurassic Proportions – England’s Jurassic Coast

12 Nov , 2013  

When I heard that Laura at Macs Adventure was working on launching a new walking tour of the Jurassic Coast in England, I confess I had childish visions of a Spielberg-esque trail, with huge gates, the sound of foreboding tremorous footsteps, and disquieting rustles from the bushes. Thankfully, the Jurassic coast walking holiday is a […]

Walking

The North Downs Way: A stone’s throw from the city, a world apart!

11 Oct , 2013  

Escape the bustle of London and make the most of one of England’s fine National Trails. We’ve launched the North Downs Way as a self guided walking tour of between 2 and 12 walking days, (depending on which itinerary suits you best). We’re delighted to be adding the 131 mile North Downs Way to our […]

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Great alternatives to the Cotswold Way!

22 Jun , 2012  

A walking holiday in the Cotswolds should not to be missed. Choose the Cotswolds and use those precious summer holidays meandering through one of England’s most popular walking destination. The Cotswolds offers a variety of walks with the most popular being the Cotswold way.  However don’t be put off if it’s fully booked. There are many equally wonderful alternatives to […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

6 Best historical Sites on Hadrian’s Wall Walk

6 Jan , 2012  

Hadrian’s Wall Walk is one of the most popular walking holidays in England for many reasons – lively pubs and friendly B&B’s, wonderful scenery and the quaint villages you will pass through along the path – but for most people it is the wealth of iconic landmarks you will see as you follow the course […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

How many days to walk the Cotswold Way?

3 Jan , 2012  

The Cotswold Way explores the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds which makes it one of our most popular walking holidays in England. There is certainly plenty to discover along the trail. One question that people always ask is how long do they need to walk the Cotswold Way? How long you take to complete […]

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