Macs Adventure, Walking

Grandfather and grand-daughter walk the Great Glen Way to raise £1600

3 Jun , 2013  

Colin Chapman decided to walk 73 miles of the Great Glen Way with Macs Adventure in April 2013 (73 miles to correspond with the fact that he is in his 73rd year!). Colin’s companion on the walk was his grand-daughter Megan, who is currently completing her final year at Fortrose Academy, and intends to go […]

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Review | National Parks & Islands on the Edge

10 May , 2013  

Two TV seasons focusing on Britain’s wild places began broadcasting in the UK this week; the BBC’s Hebrides – Islands on the Edge, and Caroline Quentin’s National Parks beginning in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. As a big fan of BBC Nature documentaries as a whole, and having spent many holidays in the Hebrides and […]

Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

A Walk Through Time – The West Highland Way

10 May , 2013  

Paraffin Pathfinder, 26th April 2013 So you have prepared for the miles, but are you ready for the eons? (click on the blue bordered images for the full picture) Navigating the path is straight forward yet the route isn’t littered with directional graffiti. Whenever you need a clue at a junction or a turning, there […]

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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 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 Two: The Road Out

26 Apr , 2013  

I pulled back the curtains to see a grey dawn and sprinkling of overnight snow. What a contrast to yesterday! Aviemore seemed grey. But once out of town – and there are those cruel cruel people who say that the best thing about Aviemore is the road out – I was walking through ancient woods […]

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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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Try something new in 2012

17 Jan , 2012  

Why don’t you try something new in 2012? The Alps are enjoying one of their best ever snow seasons. Our Vercors Snowshoeing Adventure is the perfect way to discover the joys of inn to inn snowshoeing. No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure! Too chilly? Then you must try one of our summer walking […]

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Paramo Velez Smock Review

6 Oct , 2011  

Buying a waterproof jacket is probably one of the most important decisions you will make when buying outdoor kit. Go Outdoors were kind enough to send me a Paramo Velez Smock, one of their range of waterproof jackets to review. I have no connection with Paramo or GO Outdoors and this is the honest opinion […]

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New Partnership with Scotland Outdoors Magazine

23 Mar , 2011  

I am pleased to announce our new distribution partnership with Scotland Outdoors Magazine. Scotland Outdoors magazine was launched in May 2008 and is a high-quality, quarterly magazine that explores Scotland’s magnificent landscape and natural world. Each issue contains a variety of regular sections such as: Eco-View – topical comment on environmental issues Backcountry menus – […]