Cornwall did not disappoint! Accommodation and hassle free bag transfers worked perfectly. Walking on first couple of days was strenuous due to boulders and steep up abd downs but we loved it. Fair level of fitness is required and distances don't include distances to and from accommodation! So quite a bit more walking to add on to published route.
Ms Judith Kelly 27/10/2020
Would definitely recommend Macs Adventure especially Caroline Sloan for her professional and friendly service. Absolutely on the ball from enquiry to booking and during our holiday too. First time we have used them but will definitely be back for more. Totally bob on. 👍😁👏
Mr Charles Pearson 22/10/2020
Very well organised , particularly so when Sturgeons new restrictions compromised the end of our trip.
Mr Rodney Roadknight 20/10/2020
Great service, put together a great holiday in a very short time in trying circumstances, Mac's map and route app, very useful.
I wasn't too impressed with Mac, for the amount the holiday cost me I was really disappointed in a few of the accomodations. We walked through the recent storm and the drying facilities weren't good at all. Also a few of them were just run down and rather uninviting. I would have expected better for the amount of money charged. I will book myself for the next section of this great walk (South West Coast Path)
Mr Nigel Cole 18/10/2020
Itinerary, accommodation and baggage transfers were all fine.
Mrs Caroline Duncombe 14/10/2020
Great holiday and different from our normal choices. In spite of being last minute and two hotels used by Macs Adventures not being available, they were flexible enough that we were picked up and lour uggage transferred from closeby accomodation I managed to book separately. Very functional maps provided on an app (not paper) and very scenic routes.
Mr David Alan Williams Williams 14/10/2020
Everything enjoyable and the baggage transfer system s real benefit so that the holiday could be enjoyed without having to carry a huge haversack. However, my Northumberland break could have been two days longer as I to get a taxi from Lindisfarne to Berwick-upon-Tweed and never had chance to visit Berwick which seems a lovely town
Tom Butler 13/10/2020
Macs adventure were exceptional both in the personal erice they offered and in the organising of the trip. Would 100% recommend and use again.
A really good holiday, I haven't given 5 stars because one of the accommodations in Criel was described as a 4 star hotel, but it was only a 2 star, so that caused some disappointment. Bag transfer service worked seamlessly. Really liked the last 2 nights accommodation in St Andrews and Newport on Tay. Didn't use the app, we prefer to use OS maps, but having the guide book was useful.
I originally booked for the end of April, but Covid intervened. Macs were very efficient at offering me a refund or a deferral, when I chose to go at the end of September they reorganised my trip and when one of my accommodations dropped out, they reorganised and if anything the accommodation was better. The instructions were good and the trip was the fulfilment of an ambition, I would certainly book with them again.
Mrs anne underwood 11/10/2020
I have sung the praises of Mac's Adventure in the past as we have had some great walking holidays with them. The Isle of Wight walking holiday was different. The walk itself was terrific and I would recommend it to any walker, BUT our experience with Mac's A was not so good and we are doubtful that we would ever use them again.
When I booked I don't remember being made aware that all dealings would be electronic. On previous walking holidays we have been sent maps and books on the walk which I have pored over and thoroughly enjoyed. This time after I'd paid the final invoice I was sent an email that told me that I would get nothing further from the company and that all the information was in my e-account with them. So no maps, no walking route guide, just a reference to using a smart phone and downloading information. I struggled to find what I needed. I am not technologically advanced enough to work the way the company assumed I could. I tried to print out some details which cost me a lot of time and expense. I consider I had paid Mac's A to do this work for me. They expected me to do their work for them.
I was disappointed to find that the company was working differently from my previous experiences and don't believe I was warned about that when I booked. For this reason I cannot recommend Mac's Adventures unless you are young enough to cope with the demands made technologically and can use a smart phone.
Of the six different accommodation experiences, 2 were excellent, 3 were merely OK, and one was not fit to be used. Th Jireh in Yarmouth was dreadful. The Host greeted us with 'No, we don't have you booked in and we're full'. When I said our luggage would have been delivered there, she said 'No, no luggage of yours'. After a lengthy silence she then said 'Oh I had you there, didn't I?'. How she thought it was funny, I really don't know. The room was like a hostel, no bedside tables etc. there was a kettle but no cups or drinks - the host said 'we don't leave anything as people just fiddle with them'. We had 2 dismal night in this appalling place.
Another company we have used have offered an opportunity to upgrade accommodation albeit at an extra expense. Mac's should consider this too.
Mr Dave Hyde 11/10/2020
Couldn't fault the experience fantastic accommodation and a fantastic walk. Will definitely book with Macs again and would highly recommend them.
Mr Barry Mitchell 09/10/2020
I can't really fault the service that Macs Adventures provided on my recent Pennine Way walk. The accommodation was comfortable and the baggage transfer was carried out successfully and to time. I would have no hesitation in recommending Macs Adventures to anyone.
They put together a great trip and were really easy to communicate with.
Mr Brett Irwin 09/10/2020
Good, clear communication in a difficult
time to trail walking. I had a brilliant experience and I booked it fairly close to my departure date. It hit the reset button!
Every thing went smoothly until the final week when we had not received any maps or guide as in our previous two walks. Instructions were based on owning a smart phone ( we do not own ). We were sent downloads ( 52 pages copied ). No reference to O.S. Grid ref what so ever metric measurements only.
Trip ran like clockwork. Hotels and B&Bs expecting us, luggage safely moved. Accommodation varied - some excellent, some poor, but doesn't matter when you are only staying one night.