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, 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, 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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Macs Adventure

Macs Moment 2017

3 May , 2017  

The Macs Moment competition | Macs Adventure

As part of the Macs Moment photo sharing competition, we receive hundreds of photos from our clients each year. We are extremely grateful to those who take the time to enter the competition but so we can award a great prize each month, there can only be one monthly winner. Here are a selection of […]

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Camino, Discovery, Walking, West Highland Way

Seven Holidays for a 2017 Bucket List

7 Apr , 2017  

Many people have a bucket list of places to see and holidays to take. Whether you write it down in an important place or maintain it in your head, the chances are you move places around every so often to accommodate new ideas and suggestions. Here we reveal some of our top 2017-bucket list walking holidays. The […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

10 Top Tips for the West Highland Way

17 Mar , 2017  

When you undertake walking holidays in Scotland or indeed walking holidays anywhere it is always beneficial to have tips from the experts! So, here are my 10 top tips for a walking holiday along the West Highland Way: 1. Pack for inclement weather.  Walking the West Highland Way you will find that you are exposed […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

These Quick Training Tips Will Get You On Your (West Highland) Way

15 Mar , 2017  

Once you’ve committed to the challenge, the 96 miles of the West Highland Way can suddenly seem like a daunting prospect but don’t fret, the trail is non-technical, well way-marked, and very achievable for walkers of all levels. The key is to select the appropriate West Highland Way itinerary for you, taking into account your […]

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Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

West Highland Way Views

A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Walking

Scotland’s Great Trails

20 Jan , 2017  

The John Muir Way has been officially recognised as one of Scotland’s Great Trails (SGTs). The 134-mile route – which stretches across Scotland between Helensburgh in the west and Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar on the east coast – joins a stable of other celebrated Great Trails of Scotland, as listed by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). […]

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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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West Highland Way, The Best Moments of 2016

7 Dec , 2016  

At the end of the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way was once again our most popular trail in 2016. Well done to one and all for taking on the Devil’s Staircase, fighting through/tolerating/enjoying (delete as applicable) the Scottish climate, and braving the dreaded midges to hike from Glasgow to Fort William along Scotland’s most famous trail. The rewards are many. The West […]

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Accommodation, Macs Adventure, News, West Highland Way

How our West Highland Way Hosts Help Transform Lives in Cambodia

25 Jul , 2016  

As proprieters at Braeside B&B in Drymen, we provide a comfortable bed for many of Macs Adventure’s West Highland Way walkers, and a place to relax at the end of a day on the trail. For all bookings for 2017, we’ll be making a donation to CCDO UK for each room booked through Macs Adventure. […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

First Rail & Hike Trip, West Highland Line Scotland

6 Mar , 2015  

While preparing for my first Rail and Hike trip I was a bit nervous about not being able to navigate the path or not being able to complete the walk. How I was wrong. The train section of my Rail and Hike trip was great. Doing part of your trip by train allows you to […]

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Walking

Walk of the Week – The West Highland Way

29 Oct , 2014  

Welcome to this week’s Walk of the Week. We have already started thinking about next season even though this one is only coming to it’s end.  The main contender, the big gun for us has always been the majestic West Highland Way.   It is the first trip that we ever sold as a company and […]