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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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice

Macs Weekend Away: A Winter Skills Adventure

12 Mar , 2017  

Winter hiking in the Cairngorms.

It was halfway through our first day on the Macs Adventure winter skills weekend in the Cairngorms when our instructor, Matt, explained the difference between type one and type two fun.  Type one is the kind of fun you enjoy in the moment. There’s a smile on your face. Type two is the kind that’s […]

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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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Discovery, Tips & advice

The Perfect Place

15 Feb , 2017  

You have the ring but haven’t yet figured out the location? Over the years we have seen Alpine proposals, hiking honeymoons and even marriages on the Coast to Coast! It seems romance and adventure go hand in hand, so why not let Macs Adventure help with the marriage proposal, after all it’s a moment you and […]

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Adventure of the Week, Drive & hike, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Drive & Hike: North Coast 500

25 Jan , 2017  

A Drive & Hike tour allows you to stop and explore wherever you wish, however on a 500 mile journey the options are endless which is why our walking options are designed to give you a real taste of the Scottish Highlands: the Old Man of Hoy teetering in the sea, the squawk of a […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Walking

18 things to know about Robert Burns

24 Jan , 2017  

This week, on Wednesday January 25, the birthday of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns is celebrated with Burns Night. The traditional supper includes a meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, whisky and reciting poetry written by the 18th century poet. Here we reveal 18 interesting facts about Robert Burns. 1 Robert Burns was born […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Erin’s Whisky Tasting Notes

15 May , 2015  

As a twenty something female, I had, until very recently, never drunk more than the mandatory drop of whisky provided at Burns’ Night suppers.  I disregarded Scotland’s national drink as for a different generation, favouring instead craft beers and cheap wine. Then, while working briefly in a distillery and despite my better efforts, I acquired […]

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Guide to Walking the West Highland Way

9 Jul , 2014  

In a popularity contest, the West Highland Way wins hands down! The majority of our most-read blog posts ever are tips and advice for anyone thinking of walking the West Highland Way from Milngavie (Glasgow) to Fort William. So, we’ve distilled as much of that information as possible into one downloadable guide, which we hope […]


Macs Adventure, Walking

A Great Time in the Great Glen

19 Jul , 2013  

As a Scot, I am well aware that Fort William is regularly proffered the accolade of “wettest town in Scotland”, so it should have come as no surprise that on the day we were due to start the Great Glen Way we awoke to find ourselves in the middle of a thunderously grey raincloud, which […]

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Mapping a walking route on Loch Ness

25 Mar , 2013  

Walking in Scotland just got better with the unveiling of a new map detailing many miles of waymarked walking routes on the south side of iconic Loch Ness.The new Harveys map details the 28-mile South Loch Ness Trail and the 50-mile Trail of the Seven Lochs route. More about the South Loch Ness Trail The South Loch […]



Best time to go walking in Scotland

19 Feb , 2013  

Scotland boasts four distinctive seasons and a walking holiday in each of these seasons promises many new and rewarding treats. Landscapes, as well as a wealth of flora and fauna, change from season to season and walkers will be delighted by all that they see in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Here we bring you […]



What’s growing in the UK countryside?

5 Nov , 2012  

I have been noticing a growth on the hills and in the countryside, especially in Scotland. Many would say this is an attractive growth, and a trend to be welcomed. In fact, I am part of this growth – and I feel a huge sense of pride that I am partly credited with this phenomenon. […]


Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

Wildlife on the West Highland Way

29 Nov , 2011  

When you are undertaking a walking holiday in Scotland, or indeed anywhere, one of the main attractions is the wildlife that may be encountered en route. The West Highland Way offers great scope to view and experience wildlife along it’s entire length and a little knowledge of what to expect can add a extra dimension […]

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