Macs Adventure, Staff, Walking

A Safari Less Travelled – Scotland

9 Jul , 2019  

Osprey sighting in Scotland

Part of the Macs Adventure team since 2010, Dan Greenwood is a passionate wildlife enthusiast, and a wealth of knowledge on the subject. To begin his blog series, he explains why you don’t need a trip-of-a-lifetime budget to go on safari… 4th May: I woke before the dawn and checked my rucksack. Binoculars? Check. Spotting […]

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Adventure of the Week: Tenerife: Mount Teide to the Coast

3 Jul , 2019  

Summer has been a bit of a late starter in the UK this year. The benefits of a bit of sunshine on our physical and mental health is undisputed, so now is the time to start thinking about that swift break later in the year to squeeze a little more sun out of 2019. The […]

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

One “Appy” Macs Customer!

1 Jul , 2019  

When going on any holiday you would expect paper copies of your stay, maps, guide books, vouchers, the works. However, the clever cookies at Macs have designed a digital app for your mobile phone that even the technically challenged will feel software savvy using this app, trust me! They are moving with the times, saving […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Adventure of the Week: The GR5 Trail

27 Jun , 2019  

There are a few treks in the world that get all the good press and deservedly so. However, this does make the popularity of these treks skyrocket, but behind every great trek, there is a lovely alternative or two and this week we are going to focus on one of these. So, if you have […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Discovering Lofoten

24 Jun , 2019  

Now in my fourth year at Macs Adventure, I’m lucky enough to have travelled to many beautiful places in Europe writing route notes for our self-guided adventures. However, when my partner, Craig, and I journeyed to the Lofoten Islands the landscape of this Arctic archipelago struck us as utterly different to anything we’d ever seen […]

Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: Thomas Hardy’s Dorset

19 Jun , 2019  

England is a patchwork of poetry and prose, sewn together by master craftsmen. Wordsworth’s words weave together vivid visions of the lake district, its fells and lakes, and Chaucer describes the Kent countryside so descriptively you feel like you have just come back. The South West of England is similarly covered by Thomas Hardy, his […]

Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Where are the Lofoten Islands?

10 Jun , 2019  

At 68° N, the Lofoten Islands are well within the Arctic Circle and form Norway’s largest island archipelago jutting out from the mainland over 1350 km north of Oslo. Despite their far-flung frontier feel the Lofoten Islands are well-connected to the Norwegian mainland by ferry and daily flights from Oslo (via Bodø ). The adventure […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: The Glen Affric Trail

5 Jun , 2019  

While we all ponder the damage we are doing to the environment and think of ways to make things better, there is a place in Scotland that has been trying to press the reset switch since the 1960s. It has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, but great strides […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

The Cleveland Way turns 50

4 Jun , 2019  

When Macs Adventure first began in 2003, there were a couple of walking routes that we launched with. The West Highland Way and Hadrian’s Wall Path were the ones we originally sold, but very quickly we decided to expand our product range in both Scotland and England and one of the very first trips was […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

Wildlife on the West Highland Way

13 May , 2019  

When you are undertaking a walking holiday in Scotland, or indeed anywhere, one of the main attractions is the wildlife that may be encountered en route. The West Highland Way offers great scope to view and experience wildlife along its entire length and a little knowledge of what to expect can add an extra dimension […]

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