Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: The Arran Coastal Way

10 Jul , 2019  

Looking back over all that we have written about, it came as a big shock that we have never once written a blog about one of our oldest, best-loved trips. For most people in Macs Adventure, this Island has played a large part in our lives. It is a place of true wilderness, of community […]

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A Safari Less Travelled – Scotland

9 Jul , 2019  

Osprey sighting in Scotland

Part of the Macs Adventure team since 2010, Dan Greenwood is a passionate wildlife enthusiast, and a wealth of knowledge on the subject. To begin his blog series, he explains why you don’t need a trip-of-a-lifetime budget to go on safari… 4th May: I woke before the dawn and checked my rucksack. Binoculars? Check. Spotting […]

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Adventure of the Week, Macs Adventure, Walking

Adventure of the Week: The Glen Affric Trail

5 Jun , 2019  

While we all ponder the damage we are doing to the environment and think of ways to make things better, there is a place in Scotland that has been trying to press the reset switch since the 1960s. It has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, but great strides […]

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Adventure of the Week: Walking in the Isle of Skye

24 Apr , 2019  

The Isle of Skye is bursting with beauty. So much so that film crews have been flocking there for the last few years to use its stunning vistas as backdrops to their stories. This has encouraged more people to go and visit the island and consequently, means that it is tough to get beds on […]

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Macs Adventure, Tips & advice

The Unofficial National Bird of Scotland – The Golden Eagle

15 Apr , 2019  

So, yes, there is no official National Bird of Scotland. The Golden Eagle is one of the most impressive birds in Scotland, its might dominating the skies for those lucky enough to see it, but alas, as yet, it has not attained official National Bird status, but that does not diminish the joy of trying […]

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Adventure of the Week: West Highland Line – Rail & Hike

16 Jan , 2019  

The West Highland Way is one of the classic walks in the UK. It has all the scenery, gravitas, good company and excellent accommodation that you could wish for. However, there is another side to the West Highland Way that walkers only come into contact with briefly on their walk. There is a rail line […]

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News, Staff

Simon Community Scotland is Macs Charity of the Year

4 Oct , 2018  

Having fun, staying active, and being adventurous are all key values at Macs Adventure. But beyond providing exciting active holidays, we want to be a company that makes an impact—both in the destinations in which we travel, and in our local community. This year, our Impact team has been focusing on initiatives to give back […]

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West Highland Way: The Best moments of 2018

14 Sep , 2018  

Sore feet statue west highland way

Scotland’s favourite hiking trail, the West Highland Way, is a 96 mile adventure on foot from the edge of Glasgow’s urban sprawl into the wild Highlands, and onward to the west coast of Scotland in Fort William. Each year we organise 1000s of walkers’ trips on the West Highland Way, and encourage our hikers to […]

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

Where to Eat on the West Highland Way

24 Nov , 2017  

One of the questions people often ask about is where to eat on the West Highland Way. While it may seem like it is not as important as the walk itself, the scenery, the logistics of getting from A to B, what many people forget is that this is a holiday, and what trip away […]

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