Macs Adventure, Staff, Tips & advice, Walking, West Highland Way

Seeing it All: Scotland and the West Highland Way

2 Feb , 2018  

Chase Marston on the West Highland Way

Scotland is truly a nation of plenty, and the West Highland Way is the perfect way to experience its staggering beauty. Despite being smaller than the state of Maine, Scotland packs a disproportionate amount of rich history, dramatic geological features, rugged stretches of coastline, and engaging tradition (not to mention whisky) within its borders. From […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 of the Best Walking & Cycling Tours in Scotland

27 Jan , 2017  

The geologist and writer Archibald Geikie once noted; “nowhere in Europe does colour come more notably forward in landscape than in Scotland.” From the Scottish Borders through the highlands and islands a walking or cycling tour in Scotland is a truly unforgettable experience. We pick our top 5 Scottish walking and cycling tours.  1. The West Highland […]

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Walking

All welcome at Tom Weir statue event

23 Dec , 2014  

Tom Weir

Hundreds of fans are expected to turn out to honour the late Scottish walker and broadcaster, Tom Weir, at a special celebration event at Loch Lomond this month. On Monday December 29, there will be a musical tribute and unveiling of a new statue to mark the centenary of Tom’s birthday. Recently, a small-scale model of by […]

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Discovery, News, Walking

Where to spot Scotland’s Big 5 wild animals

28 Mar , 2013  

The Scottish Natural Heritage have launched a wildlife campaign called the Big 5. They are aiming to encourage as many people as possible to go outdoors and spot their chosen Big 5 wild animals, the red deer, otter, red squirrel, golden eagle and common seal. The initiative is also being back by VisitScotland and is […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

5 activity holidays for families in 2013

27 Dec , 2012  

Research shows that both parents and children want to spend more time outdoors. Kids say they would relish the freedom to climb trees, build dens and try new activities such as mountain biking and canoeing. Meanwhile, adults see the outdoors environment as the perfect place to enjoy quality time with their family. In 2013, why […]

Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

10 great autumn walks in the UK

28 Sep , 2012  

Walking in autumn reveals a kaleidoscope of glorious countryside colours and a range of wildlife gems. Less visited routes, fabulous blue skies and amazing golden sunsets add to the delights of a walk in the UK at this time of year. Now is the perfect time to pull on your walking boots and warm layers […]

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Guest Blog – Walking the West Highland Way by Dr Keith Thomson

22 Dec , 2011  

What a wonderful walk five friends (Martyn, John, Tony, Nick, Geof) and I had during the Royal Wedding weekend, completing the 96 mile West Highland Way (WHW) from Milngavie, a northern suburb of Glasgow, to Fort William in only four days.  We enjoyed cloudless skies and sunshine every day but, most importantly, there were no […]

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Macs Adventure, West Highland Way

The West Highland Way

13 Jan , 2011  

The West Highland Way was established as Scotland’s first long distance path in 1980 and since then its reputation has flourished and become internationally recognised as one of the world’s great walks.  It was the first trip that Macs Adventure sold when we first started out and is the backbone of our business, with our […]

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Why Loch Lomondside Camping should be banned!

7 Jul , 2009  

It’s time to ban irresponsible lochside and roadside camping in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The Park Authority and Rangers should be taking stong action against campers on the loch side so that our national parks are protected.

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