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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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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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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Discovery, Drive & hike, Tips & advice, Walking

Visit the well known and lesser-known highlights of Skye

7 Sep , 2017  

The popularity of the Island of Skye, located just off Scotland’s north-west coast, is easy to understand. The Scottish islands have long been a visitor attraction with many people drawn to the idea of a small island adventure. Skye, which is the largest of the Inner Hebridean island chain, also has a great advantage, with […]

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Adventure of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Long Walk on the Isle of Skye

6 Sep , 2017  

Scotland’s islands can be a harsh environment to live in. When the sun shines, they are positively tropical in appearance, (infamously the Thai tourist board used a picture of one of the Hebridean islands in its tourist brochure) but this is where the similarity ends. When the wind blows and the rain comes in, they […]

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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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Discovery, Macs Adventure, Staff, Walking

My Top 5 Coastal Walks in the UK

29 Aug , 2017  

st ives, cornwall

Everyone at Macs Adventure gets the opportunity to head out onto the trails and test out our trips. We go to make sure the directions and route notes are correct, that the accommodation we use is clean, comfy and friendly and most importantly, we get a break from the office, to connect to nature and […]

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Adventure of the Week, Drive & hike, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Walking & Wildlife on Mull and Iona

23 Aug , 2017  

I normally try to write nice, balanced articles for the Adventure of the Week, but this time I am going full bias! If you are looking for an adventure in the most beautiful place on earth, then look no further! In a nutshell Walking & Wildlife on Mull and Iona lets you explore three of […]

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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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Macs Adventure, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Walking

Top 5 Wilderness Adventures

9 Aug , 2017  

pale blue lake sits in serene natural settings

Getting away from it all is something that we all need from time to time. Modern life fills our brains up with so much stuff, that it is necessary to just disappear into nature for a while and let your mind drift. But what if you really wanted to get away from it all, away […]

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