Walk of the Week

Walk of the Week – Hadrian’s Wall

25 Mar , 2015  

In AD122 Emperor Hadrian was keen to protect the empire that he had long sought to establish.  As part of this he commissioned the building of a wall across northern England to protect it from the barbarians to the north.  1900 years later large chunks of the wall still remain, linking up sites of Roman […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Taking care of Hadrian’s Wall: Protecting the wall and path on a Hadrian’s Wall Walk

5 May , 2014  

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Path, along the final frontier of the Roman Empire, is a pretty special experience. Connecting at first hand with a piece of history, you’ll walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall (built by the Emperor Hadrian in A.D. 122), and see some remarkably well preserved sections of this ancient monument. Some sections […]

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Cycling

Cycling Holidays in the Lake District: A Short Film

21 Nov , 2013  

Neil Lapping, our Chief Adventure Officer here at Macs Adventure, recently made this short film whilst visiting the Lakes, about why cycling in the Lake District is the perfect cycling holiday for all. Whether you are thinking of taking on the challenge of the C2C, or looking for a more relaxing cycling holiday in the […]

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Macs Adventure

10th Anniversary of the Hadrian’s Wall Path

30 May , 2013  

The Hadrian’s Wall Path is an 84 mile coast to coast walk in the north of England, alongside one of Britain’s most iconic landmarks, and the largest surviving Roman monument in Europe. Hadrian’s Wall was built to protect the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire. Building of the wall commenced in AD 122 under the […]

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Cycling

The Lakes & Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Tour (Part 2)

16 May , 2013  

Cycle Day 4 – Keswick to Alston: Waking up to torrential rain and it forecast for the whole day I decided to throw in the towel. I am not normally a defeatist but the thought of several hours exposed to the elements didn’t appeal. We got the bus to Carlisle, picked up the car and […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure

The Lakes & Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Tour (Part 2)

16 May , 2013  

Cycle Day 4 – Keswick to Alston: Waking up to torrential rain and it forecast for the whole day I decided to throw in the towel. I am not normally a defeatist but the thought of several hours exposed to the elements didn’t appeal. We got the bus to Carlisle, picked up the car and […]

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Cycling, Macs Adventure

The Lakes & Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Tour (Part 1)

12 May , 2013  

Cycle Day 1 – Carlisle to Cockermouth: We left the bustle of Carlisle and headed West then South West from the castle, soon familiarising ourselves with the white on blue National Cycle Network signs. Following the River Caldew along quiet cycle paths we saw the first swifts and swallows of the year also many spring […]

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Cycling

The Lakes & Hadrian’s Wall Cycle Tour (Part 1)

12 May , 2013  

Cycle Day 1 – Carlisle to Cockermouth: We left the bustle of Carlisle and headed West then South West from the castle, soon familiarising ourselves with the white on blue National Cycle Network signs. Following the River Caldew along quiet cycle paths we saw the first swifts and swallows of the year also many spring […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

4 Alternatives to a Coast to Coast Walking Holiday

10 Feb , 2011  

The Coast to Coast trek made famous by Alfred Wainwright is justifiably one of the great walking adventures in the UK.  Spanning 190 Miles from St Bees on the West Coast, through to Robin Hood’s Bay on the West, this arduous walk was given a great boost by the BBC TV series fronted by Julia […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Macs Adventure Accommodation of the Year 2010

7 Dec , 2010  

Now that our UK walking season has come to an end, we have got a little time to sit back and reflect on the highs and lows of another successful year at Macs Adventure.  Here in the office we all work really hard, trying our best to make sure that everyone’s holiday is as flawless […]

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