Camino, Macs Adventure, Walking

Walking to St Michael’s Mount – A Cornish Camino

13 Nov , 2013  

Walking the Cornish Camino Having already enjoyed walking a couple of sections of the French Way in Galicia and La Rioja, it was good to find another part of the many pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela closer to home. The short coast to coast section of St Michael’s Way from Lelant to St Michael’s […]

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The Costswolds – Quintessential England at it’s best

5 Nov , 2013  

Think of Quintessential England and what do you think of? Rolling green pastures, honey coloured thatched cottages, cream teas, friendly country pubs,  stately homes,  pretty market towns and quaint villages? Yes? Well, if so you can do no wrong by visiting the Cotswolds, where quintessential England is really showcased at it’s best. My recent trip to the Cotswolds […]

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Feedback Favourites: Picture perfect Camino tales

16 Aug , 2013  

This week, we loved the feedback and photos from our Camino walkers. Pilgrims’ tales so often highlight that the Camino is an experience of a lifetime, and we hope that their stories will encourage you take on the challenge of a pilgrimage tour. The sense of achievement is priceless! “Mary Queen of Scots” from Scotland […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Six: The Final Dram | Craigellachie – Dufftown Loop

2 May , 2013  

After the best breakfast ever of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, I set off back to Aberlour then up quiet farm roads and into the snow of Conval woods. The forest was soft and muffled and this was splendid walking: crunch crunch creak creak, just me there making fresh prints, then down across the moor to […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Day Five: Lovely Weather for a Sleigh Ride Together | Ballindaloch to Craigellachie

1 May , 2013  

I woke to a white world – it had snowed all night. The trees were burdened with snow on this long section following the disused railway track, and big flakes fell steadily for hours turning everything into a fairytale frosted landscape. Mine were the only footprints. I was walking deep into the heart of whisky country. Speyside […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Four:The First Dram | Ballindaloch to Glenlivet

30 Apr , 2013  

Over the hills to Glenlivet: a narrow track up and up, through the heather. The snow had drifted deep into the track, a thin crust of it that held then broke, sinking me to the calves.   Plates of ice covered the boggy hollows. I smashed them with my boot: “Spring is here, haven’t you […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Three Extra: After the Bath

29 Apr , 2013  

Pathfinding: it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. Did I mention the bit about gazing through the windows at snowcapped mountains from the dining room? I did? The amuse-bouches on the table (posh French for little treats while you wait for your starters )? The candles, the fresh flowers? Nowhere else to […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Three: The Big Squeeze

26 Apr , 2013  

This was just a teeny bit of a navigational challenge, or at least an observational one: a twisting turning rocky boggy humpy bumpy route with a lot of short steep ascents thrown in. One more, in fact, than was necessary : in Garvault Woods I puffed up an extremely steep track, scooping handfuls of snow […]

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Whisky and Walking Day One: Lou Reed on My Mind

25 Apr , 2013  

Enough about the whisky – let the walking begin. And what a beginning! After months of grey  dreary weather and freezing cold ( -7  the previous night), the sun shone on this third day of April and showed the Cairngorms in all their glory – blue sky, blue lochs, snow-capped mountains – real picture postcard […]

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What to Pack for the Coast to Coast Walk

22 Oct , 2011  

When undertaking any long distance walking holiday, one of the major questions people have is what to pack.  Of course, using a company such as Macs Adventure, who will organise your baggage transfer, takes the sting out of this a little, however, I am putting together a little list of essentials for you to help organise […]

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