Macs Adventure, News, Walking

Hayley’s Coast to Coast Walk Raises Money for Tanzanian Orphanage

21 Jun , 2017  

Hayley checks her map on the Coast to Coast Walk

In 2010 Hayley Rudd visited Tanzania on a volunteer trip, where she worked with the children from Karama Orphanage and her life was transformed. Most of the kids at the orphanage are HIV positive and every year since her first visit, Hayley has taken on an epic fundraising challenge. The money she raises provides medicine, […]

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Discovery, Walking

Ireland or England?

18 Mar , 2017  

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.  Ireland v England   Ireland: Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast The Antrim Glens and Causeway Coast walking tour […]

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Discovery, Drive & hike, Walking

England or Scotland?

8 Mar , 2017  

The Peak District

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. England v Scotland   England: The Peak District The first area to be designated a national park […]

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Drive & hike, Walking

England or Italy?

24 Feb , 2017  

St Michaels Mount

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. England v Italy   England: Cornwall – Padstow to St Michael’s Mount The Padstow to St Michael’s […]

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Scotland or Wales?

24 Feb , 2017  

The River Wye.

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. Scotland v Wales   Scotland: Speyside Whisky Trail The regions of Speyside and Strathspey are home to […]

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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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