Cycling, West Highland Way

Scottish Scenery: The best views in Scotland

18 Sep , 2014  

Walking near the Buachaille, on the west highland way

As Scotland’s population turns out to vote today in the Scottish Independence Referendum we turn our thoughts to some of the most beautiful places to visit in Scotland. Each of these hotspot locations showcase the serene beauty and tranquil wonders of scenic Scotland. They are also the perfect spots for contemplating the vote – and whatever […]

Cycling, West Highland Way

How will you travel the West Highland Way?

23 Apr , 2014  

The West Highland Way is the original long-distance walk in Scotland – and still one of the most popular. Despite dozens of newer long-distance walking trails being opened, including the latest the John Muir Way, this grand-daddy 96-mile waymarked trail attracts tens of thousands of people every year. The West Highland Way is traditionally walked […]

Walking, West Highland Way

Awesome Rachael on the West Highland Way

10 Apr , 2014  

Kids in the 21st century often get a bad press. They are apparently a collection of computer and TV obsessed layabouts, who rarely poke their head out the front door. But Rachael Moseley is one that bucks the trend. Aged only nine, she has already walked across England (on the Coast to Coast walking trail) […]

Walking, West Highland Way

Training tips for walking the West Highland Way

18 Oct , 2013  

With 96 miles of off-road trails and sometimes rugged terrain to hike, the West Highland Way might seem a little daunting. Yet, every year, many thousands of people, including high numbers of first-timers, take on the rewarding long-distance hike from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Those that enjoy […]

Kit Guide, Walking, West Highland Way

What to pack for autumn walking in the UK

26 Sep , 2013  

Autumn in the UK is a beautiful season. With the foliage changing from green to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows and clear, blue-sky days, it is also the perfect time to head off for a walk or walking holiday. Temperatures can drop, however, rain might threaten and the days are shorter so it’s important that […]

Walking, West Highland Way

New Great Trossachs Path walk

26 Aug , 2013  

Hardly a month goes by without the announcement of another fabulous new walking or cycling route in Scotland. The latest news is of a new long-distance walking route called the Great Trossachs Path, which will link together two existing walking routes, the 96-mile West Highland Way and the Rob Roy Way. The 35-mile Great Trossachs […]

Walking, West Highland Way

How to get fit for a walking holiday

26 Jun , 2013  

All the research shows that walking is an easy and highly accessible way to get fit. Walking is great for cardiovascular and muscular fitness and has been found to ward off depression and dementia. So, if you’re looking for a holiday that finds you returning fitter than when you went (when does that ever happen […]

Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

A Walk Through Time – The West Highland Way

10 May , 2013  

Paraffin Pathfinder, 26th April 2013 So you have prepared for the miles, but are you ready for the eons? (click on the blue bordered images for the full picture) Navigating the path is straight forward yet the route isn’t littered with directional graffiti. Whenever you need a clue at a junction or a turning, there […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

Best holidays for beginner walkers

6 Feb , 2013  

Are you keen to walk further afield and travel to new places? Do you want to get a little fitter? Would you like to see the UK’s nature at its best? If so, a walking holiday could be the perfect idea. You do not have to be a super-fit hiker or a survival expert to […]

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Camino, Walking, West Highland Way

Why we agree with National Geographic’s top walking routes

17 Jan , 2013  

The world-renowned National Geographic magazine has come up with their top worldwide hikes – and three of our favourite walking holiday routes have made the list. Let us tell you why we rate these walks so highly. The West Highland Way, Scotland The West Highland Way is where our story began at Macs Adventure. We […]

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