Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

What to pack for walking in the Cotswolds

2 May , 2019  

Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds is generally a pleasant experience. However, this ‘green and pleasant land’ did not get so green by sunshine alone! With this in mind, we wanted to offer a comprehensive guide to what you should be packing for your adventure in the Cotswolds. What bag? You’ll need two bags; a small day-pack […]

Kit Guide, Mountain Biking, Walking, West Highland Way

All the most-asked questions on the West Highland Way

9 Mar , 2018  

The West Highland Way is acclaimed as the most walked long-distance trail in Scotland. It attracts about 85,000 people every year, of whom more than 30,000 walk the entire route. Despite being so popular it is still possible to walk for miles along the 96-mile route between Milngavie and Fort William and pass only a […]

Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

What to Pack for Walking in the Cotswolds

8 Feb , 2018  

Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds is generally a pleasant experience. However, this ‘green and pleasant land’ did not get so green by sunshine alone! With this in mind, we wanted to offer a comprehensive guide to what you should be packing for your adventure in the Cotswolds. What bag? You’ll need two bags; a small day-pack […]

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Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

9 great phone apps for walkers and hikers

31 Jan , 2018  

Mobile phone use outdoors

The fast-growing world of apps offers a host of useful aids for walkers and hikers. We do love maps. They are wonderful, tactile items. Like a bookcase of great reads, a container filled with maps is to be treasured. A used maps collection reveals many stories of favourite walks and areas. In fact, if you’re […]

Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Packing List for the Tour du Mont Blanc

22 Jan , 2018  

A multi-day hike through three countries, high in the Alps 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). What Bag? You’ll need two […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Great Christmas gift ideas for walkers

8 Dec , 2017  

If you know a keen walker or you are friends with someone who would like to do more walking in 2018, why not buy then a Christmas gift to suit their hobby? We reveal some of our favourite Christmas presents for walkers this year. Stocking filler gift for walkers Under the Christmas tree gifts for […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Tips & advice, Walking

Three of the best summer walking boots

16 Jun , 2017  

If you are looking for new hiking boots for the summer trails, here are three ideal summer boots to consider. We have chosen lightweight boots made from fabric and fitted with Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathability. La Sportiva Core High GTX hiking boots Weight per pair: 830g (men’s size 42); 720g (women’s size 38) […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Should I buy walking shoes or boots?

9 Jun , 2015  

Most outdoors retailers stock a huge range of walking shoes and boots. The choice includes shoes and boots for different seasons, including summer and winter; footwear for men, women and kids; boots and shoes in leather or fabric; and boots and shoes with a wide variety of different soles to suit varying trains. So how […]

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How to get rid of midges in Scotland: Best midge repellent and protection

24 Jun , 2014  

It’s summer in Scotland and as well as the beautiful weather, incredible scenery and welcoming people, there is a fair chance of seeing a midge or two, particularly on the West Highland Way. If we’re honest, there will be more than just a few midges around in some west coast places, and especially in the […]

Kit Guide, Walking

The benefits of walking (trekking) poles

5 Feb , 2014  

Many walkers swear by them, while others swear they are a nuisance. Trekking poles seem to split the walking community but these days a growing number of people are taking up their poles and enjoying the benefits. And research reveals there is a lot to recommend the use of walking (or trekking) poles if you […]