Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, Walking

Walking in the Cotswolds: Which trip is for me?

8 Feb , 2018  

The Cotswolds is one of the most delightful places to walk in England. The phrase ‘quintessential England’ is bandied about quite regularly when discussing the Cotswolds, but it is definitely the picture that many people have in their minds when they think of England. Grand country houses, neat, well-attended gardens, honey-coloured cottages, quaint village life and all the […]

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Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking

3 Reasons to go Self-Guided in England

18 Jan , 2018  

Selfie at the end of my self-guided Cotswold Way.

This past fall, I discovered the sweet spot between structure and spontaneity. After working at Macs Adventure for a few months, I embarked on my first self-guided tour to learn why this style of travel offers the richest experience to travelers. My adventure took place on undeniably beautiful Cotswold Way in south central England. I’d […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week – The Cotswold Way

17 Jan , 2018  

We all think of stripey tops and garlic as being a French stereotype, when in fact, they are actually just from Brittany, a small region in the north-west of the country.  Similarly, you could be mistaken to think the ‘green and pleasant land’ filled with villages with thatched cottage roof and bursting with cream teas […]



Walk of the Week – The Cotswold Way

9 Jan , 2015  

Happy New Year to you all, Last night I was watching something about people living on Richard Branson’s Necker Island, which is about most people idea of paradise.  That is, except for the French chef who ran the kitchen there.  He said it was too hot all the time and that his dream, his idea […]


Walking The Cotswold Way Solo

19 Nov , 2013  

I’d originally planned to walk a section of the Cotswold Way with a fellow travel writer. When she had to back out due to some logistical complications, I was presented with an option: Rope in another friend or go it alone. I thought about it for a while and then decided that I would appreciate […]


Macs Adventure, Walking

Local food in the Cotswolds

18 Nov , 2013  

The reputation of England as a place unconcerned with food is so old and outdated that it shouldn’t still need to be refuted. Yet I still encounter visitors and all sorts of random acquaintances from North America and mainland Europe who joke about the quality of the food in England. I love to correct their […]



Consummate England

14 Nov , 2013  

American, Australian, Japanese, and Chinese tourists, to name four nationalities particularly well represented as tourists in the Cotswolds, descend upon the region in season to bask in a particular fantasy version of England. I doubt that many leave unsatisfied. Landscape, architecture, and village scale all conspire to produce the ultimate fantasy of rural England. The […]

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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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Great alternatives to the Cotswold Way!

22 Jun , 2012  

A walking holiday in the Cotswolds should not to be missed. Choose the Cotswolds and use those precious summer holidays meandering through one of England’s most popular walking destination. The Cotswolds offers a variety of walks with the most popular being the Cotswold way.  However, don’t be put off if it’s fully booked. There are many equally wonderful alternatives to […]

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Cotswold Way Video

19 Mar , 2012  

Walking the Cotswold Way from Macs Adventure on Vimeo. A walking holiday on the Cotswold Way takes you through some of the most quintisential English scenery. Macs Adventure are specialists in this area and you can see more information at