Discovery, Walking

Iceland: Myths, magic and magnificence

15 Oct , 2014  

Last week I was wowed, enchanted and thoroughly blown away by the country of Iceland. My partner and I enjoyed the seven-day Macs Adventure Scenic South Coast Drive and Hike trip to Iceland. While Iceland had long been on our bucket list of countries to visit and we were sure we would be enchanted by it, […]

Discovery, Walking

In search of the Northern Lights

11 Sep , 2014  

One of my greatest outdoors ambitions is to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. I have seen plenty of photographs but despite spending a lot of time outdoors in the north of Scotland (a hotspot for aurora sightings) I have never been lucky enough to see them real-time. An aurora is defined as a natural light […]

Discovery, Walking

10 reasons to book a walking holiday

4 Sep , 2014  

Do you enjoy walking? Have you thought about stepping up your hobby and taking it to new or different places?  Perhaps you are thinking about a walking holiday or tour. Many more people are discovering how enjoyable it is to head off for a walking holiday in a new location or country. Here we bring […]

Discovery, Walking

We all love a walk in woodlands

15 Jul , 2014  

A new study by Forestry Commission Scotland reveal that more than nine million woodland visits are made every year. This amazing number equates to two visits per person living in Scotland annually. The great news is that many more people are making use of Scotland’s fabulous woodlands for a range of activities, including cycling and walking.  […]

Discovery, Walking

Welsh beach is 9th best in world

18 Mar , 2014  

Lining up in a top 10 worldwide list, alongside beaches in Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Australia, is a beach in Wales. In ninth place in the new TripAdvisor beach league is Rhossili Bay in the Gower, in south Wales. And while it might seem surprising for a UK beach to be named as one of […]

Discovery, Walking

What else is there to do: Ceredigion Coast Path?

28 Jan , 2014  

We continue our series of What Else Is There To Do blogs that reveal the other things to discover while walking  the Ceredigion Coast Path. Of course, much of your time will be spent walking the route but there may be times – or days – when you would like to stray a little off […]

Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

Germany’s Red Deer Trail: Must Do List

25 Nov , 2013  

The Red Deer Trail is a classic self-guided walking tour through the nature reserves and woodland of the Northern Black Forest, to the north of Freudenstadt. The route includes both the largest area of upland moorland in the whole of Germany and the Mummelsee Lake, both the highest and largest lake in the area, dating […]

Discovery, Macs Bike Team, Walking

Discover Chamonix in Summer : Not Just for Skiers

24 Sep , 2013  

The French Alpine town of Chamonix has long been popular as a winter destination for skiers and snowboarders. It also attracts some of the world’s hardiest winter climbers. But did you know that there are a huge variety of things to do in Chamonix in summer? A wealth of outdoor attractions make the welcoming and […]

Discovery, Walking

10 great reasons to visit Iceland

25 Jul , 2013  

We have recently launched a number of walking holidays to Iceland. Here we bring you a host of reasons to visit this fabulous country near the Arctic Circle. Natural wonders 1: First there are Iceland’s volcanoes. Some are still very much alive, too. You’ll recall the worldwide airflight chaos a few years ago when an […]

Discovery, News, Walking

Where to spot Scotland’s Big 5 wild animals

28 Mar , 2013  

The Scottish Natural Heritage have launched a wildlife campaign called the Big 5. They are aiming to encourage as many people as possible to go outdoors and spot their chosen Big 5 wild animals, the red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and common seal. The initiative is also being back by VisitScotland and is […]