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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Tips & advice, Walking

So many ways to walk the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Feb , 2017  

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a bucket-list hike for many walkers and rightly so. The 170km tour, with 10km of ascent and descent, follows a stunningly scenic route around the Mont Blanc massif and through France, Italy and Switzerland. The Tour du Mont Blanc is a classic route but it is a challenging hike […]

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Discovery, Walking

Italy or Ireland?

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 in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. Italy v Ireland   Italy: Going Wild in Sardinia Discover Sardinia’s wild and untouched landscapes where the high […]

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Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Walking

How to Get Fit for a Walking Holiday in 2017

6 Jan , 2017  

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get fit – and offers an excellent way to enjoy a holiday with friends or family. If you are keen to book a walking holiday in 2017, the New Year is a great time to pledge to get a little fitter and enjoy more […]

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Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Walking the Sognefjord

29 Dec , 2016  

In a country full of fjords the Sognefjord is the longest and deepest. Stretching 205 kilometres inland from the North Sea, the Sognefjord is known in Norway as the ‘king of fjords’. The scenery here is varied, but mostly rugged; at some points steep cliffs rise to heights over 1000 metres on either side, at others the […]

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Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: Portofino, Cinque Terre and Portovenere

9 Sep , 2016  

Portofino

Less of a set trail, and more a collection of everything wonderful about life on foot, join up some Riviera glamour with epic hiking on a trip to Italy’s 5 villages of the Cinque Terre. In a Nutshell Food, history and culture combined with coastal and mountain walking trails (plus the occasional train ride to […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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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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Staff, Walking

South Greenland Adventure Reflections

7 Oct , 2015  

Tasiusaq 'Icebergs Bay'

Greenland has been pretty near the top of my ‘bucket list’ for a while now, and I was lucky enough to accompany our very first group of Macs’ Adventurers at end of August 2015. We started with a 3 hour Air Iceland flight from the world’s most northerly capital, Reykjavik, over to Narsarsuaq, the gateway […]

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Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: La Gomera

22 Sep , 2015  

La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, has plenty to offer the keen walker: lush forests, pristine beaches, impressive mountain tops and spectacular views. La Gomera In a Nutshell Distance: 74-87 km / 45-54 miles. Grading: Moderate to strenuous. Some steep ascents and descents are required; however, it is possible to choose alternative routes in […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Isle of Wight: Why I Loved This Coastal Walk

13 Sep , 2015  

Even though I live in a seaside town in Scotland and I am by the sea every day, I headed to the Isle of Wight for my first long distance coastal walk. Arriving on the Isle of Wight was a wet experience, but then the sun appeared and stayed with us for the rest of […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Hidden Secrets of the Hadrian’s Wall Path!

11 Sep , 2015  

I recently had the incredible opportunity to explore the Hadrian’s Wall path, investigate its hidden gems, and share them with you. The Hadrian’s Wall Path is 84miles long from Newcastle to Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria in the North of England. The route itself is full of history for you to discover and is extremely well way […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Exploring the Isle of Skye

14 Aug , 2015  

Many people have said that the Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK, having never been I wanted to go check this island out for myself and I wasn’t disappointed!   From the minute I set off on the Calmac ferry from Mallaig to Armadale I knew this was […]

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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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