Macs Adventure

Rachael (9) and her West Highland Way video diary

1 May , 2014  

Followers of our blog will know all about Rachael (now age 10), who is fast becoming a bit of an outdoors celebrity having walked the Coast to Coast in England three times, had a book published, and now completed the West Highland Way with Macs Adventure. She finished the West Highland Way on her 10th […]

Cycling

12 reasons why adventure travel is good for you

29 Apr , 2014  

It’s worth taking note of the wise Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” This short and […]

Cycling

The Diversity of Provence

29 Apr , 2014  

When embarking on a research trip we try to cover as much ground as possible. As Macs Adventure have quite a number of different walking and cycling tours in Provence, and we are looking to add a few more, I wanted to see a lot in only 9 days! I had travelled to Provence before […]

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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 […]

Cycling

Great island hopping holidays

22 Apr , 2014  

There is something about an island, especially a small island. Mention an island and we think of a gem-like area of land surrounded by gently lapping, aqua-marine sea. We imagine beaches, sunshine, cool breezes and beautiful scenery. Perhaps not every island is as dreamy as this but islands do conjure up ideas of holidays and […]

Macs Adventure

Rachael recovers from the West Highland Way…with the highest mountain in Britain!

22 Apr , 2014  

After 8 days of walking, covering 96 miles of varied terrain on Scotland’s West Highland Way, your average hiker would be forgiven for feeling a little weary and taking advantage of a lie in and a relaxing day in Fort William. Rachael Moseley is not your average hiker! After turning 10 years of age on […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Kit review: Berghaus Deluge waterproof trousers

17 Apr , 2014  

Wherever you are walking it’s important that you pack the right kit. One item that should have a place in the corner of your rucksack is waterproof overtrousers. You do not need to spend a fortune on waterproof trousers to ensure you stay dry when the rain comes on, but it’s important that they fit […]

Macs Adventure

My five best things about Bavaria

16 Apr , 2014  

I walked the King Ludwig Way through Bavaria in 2014. Walking in Bavaria inspired this list if the 5 best things about the region: The people When I walked the King Ludwig Way and stopped to consult my map somebody would always come up and ask if I needed help. Even when they realised I […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

The Two Moors Way – a West Country Slice

16 Apr , 2014  

How can a route like this, the Two Moors Way, not appeal to the long distance walker? Just take a look at the map. Commencing in a city that launched explorers, pilgrims and buccaneers into history, this walk maintains a direct course, encompassing two coastlines, two moors and an ancient heartland of rolling green hills. […]

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Cycling

Cycling: It’s all in the detail

15 Apr , 2014  

In the first of a two-part blog series, we take a look at all the little accessories and bits and pieces that make the biggest differences to your comfort and joy while cycling. (The next blog will be about walking). When you first start cycling you might imagine that the activity is just about a […]