Kit Guide, Macs Adventure, Tips & advice, West Highland Way

What to Pack to Walk the West Highland Way

13 Mar , 2017  

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A multi-day hike in a country which regularly boasts “four seasons in one day” can be a daunting prospect for those who love an organised suitcase! This advice and the packing list below should hopefully help you avoid panic packing an unnecessarily heavy bag and have you adventuring happy (and with everything you need). One […]

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Footwear & Shoes, Macs Adventure, Walking

Classic Tuscany – Shoes or Boots?

19 Jul , 2016  

There are so many footwear options at our disposal now it can be quite difficult to choose the right shoe for your walking holiday, you also have to consider the terrain on your chosen walking holiday. I am recently back from our fabulous new Classic Tuscany walking holiday and as this trip has very varied […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

Best holidays for beginner walkers

6 Feb , 2013  

Are you keen to walk further afield and travel to new places? Do you want to get a little fitter? Would you like to see the UK’s nature at its best? If so, a walking holiday could be the perfect idea. You do not have to be a super-fit hiker or a survival expert to […]


Kit Guide, Walking

Kit review: Spotty Otter children’s waterproofs

25 Jan , 2013  

Your kids want to be outdoors more and they enjoy walking! Surveys tell us this – and we have blogged about top tips on kids and walking before, but sometimes what children tell you and what they actually want to do are two different things! Chatting with families – and staff who have families – […]


Kit Guide, Walking

5 gifts for the outdoor girl in your life

5 Dec , 2012  

Is your partner, sister, mum or auntie a keen walker? Or perhaps they enjoy mountain biking, skiing or off-road running? Whatever their outdoor aspirations, they will be delighted to find the perfect gift wrapped up and popped under the Christmas tree. But what will you choose? Here we bring you a blog guide to some […]

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Top gifts for the outdoor man in your life

30 Nov , 2012  

With Christmas racing towards us, you’re no doubt compiling a list of great gifts for the man in your life. If he’s outdoorsy, why not treat him to the ultimate present of “something he’ll actually use”? Most outdoors guys like gifts that are practical, but still with an element of freshness. Gadgets are a good […]


Kit Guide, Walking

Two great tips for lacing up walking boots

9 Nov , 2012  

It’s important that your walking boots are as comfortable as possible when walking, whether you’re out for a day on the hills or a walking holiday. These tips might not seem very important but if you give them a go, you’ll find that your feet and ankles are more comfortable for longer. We have made […]


Top tips for walking with the kids

30 Oct , 2012  

A new survey has revealed that while watching TV and DVDs are the most common way for parents and children in the UK to spend time together, families do actually want to spend more time together enjoying the outdoors. The National Trust study found that one in five kids – and more than a third […]

Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Top tips for buying walking boots

12 Oct , 2012  

One of the vital components of a great walking holiday is a fabulous pair of walking boots. They don’t have to be expensive but they do need to be comfortable and fit for the purpose. Without great walking boots you feet will be in tatters – and that could ruin your holiday. So where do […]


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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