Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Walk of the Week: South West Coast Path – Padstow to St. Ives

23 Oct , 2019  

The English Coast Path is gradually building, eventually becoming the longest coastal route in the world at over 3000 miles. The most established part of this route is the South West Coast Path which currently measures 630 miles long and is the UK’s longest national trail. Initially the South West Coast Path was used by […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Walking in the Picos de Europa

9 Oct , 2019  

Where is my favourite place to visit? It’s the north of Spain. Best food in the world? North of Spain. Friendliest people I have met? North of Spain. Best mountain range for walking?….. ah, the north of Spain doesn’t have any good mountain ranges. Or so I thought.  Time to add a new item to […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Walking in La Gomera

2 Oct , 2019  

Crowded beaches crammed with families, a sea awash with giant unicorn lilos, pasty white skin, slowly turning brown as holidaymakers drowse off their hangover in the sun.  Arid, dusty landscapes and dry, harsh volcanic landscapes. Ok, this may be a slightly over the top description of what people think of when they picture the Canary […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Great Glen Escape – Monster Hunting on Foot

16 Sep , 2019  

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more quintessentially Scottish than the Loch Ness monster herself (I’ve always liked to think of it as a she!) so I was excited to hear that I’d be walking the high route of the Great Glen Way this summer.  Following the banks of Loch Ness, Scotland’s second-largest Loch and […]

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Macs Adventure

The Safari Less Travelled – A Rare Find?

9 Sep , 2019  

You are heading out in the direction of Holy Isle, your last leg on the splendid St Cuthbert’s Way walk. The early morning mist rises ahead of you, slowly burning off in the hazy sun. The slippery damp grass folds underfoot as you follow the trail between the dripping overhanging shrubs and dense verdant bushes, […]

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Island Hopping in Scotland – The Macs Adventure Way

2 Sep , 2019  

As a keen cyclist, I was very excited to do the Scottish Island Hopscotch Trip!  Arran, Islay and Jura all offer a unique cycling experience with scenic routes, quiet roads, beautiful beaches and history to explore… not to mention, an abundance of Whisky Distilleries! We started our trip by getting the ferry from Ardrossan across […]

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Health & Fitness, Macs Adventure

How to avoid the perils associated with ticks?

30 Aug , 2019  

While I am a huge fan of all things wild and wonderful and tend to spend much of my walking time studying the fauna, there is one family of animals that I do tend to shy away from, the ticks! While all wildlife has its attractions, the fact that ticks pose dangerous health risks is […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Hiking in Style – You’re worth it!

26 Aug , 2019  

Last week I was lucky enough to go on our Walking the Catalan Coast in Style trip. There are not enough superlatives to describe this trip and for me, it was worth every penny. Each day exceeded our expectations! Most people associate the Costa Brava coast with high-rise hotels and stag and hen parties. However, […]

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Macs Adventure

5 Great Reads for Those Who Love Adventure!

26 Aug , 2019  

Whilst it’s always important to pack a great book (or load your kindle/other bit of reading tech) when you head off on your travels, reading can also get you in the mood for adventures. Inspiring stories can motivate you to be your best self, to explore, to discover, and to re-assess your priorities. Here are […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Classic Walks of Gran Paradiso

21 Aug , 2019  

Alpine mountain trails arguably provide the greatest scenery. With the extra effort of walking up there, you are generally rewarded with a little bit more in the scenery department. However, often with this amazing scenery comes extra people, all wishing to bask in the glorious surroundings. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find a quieter part […]