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

10 Top Tips for the West Highland Way

30 Jan , 2018  

When you undertake walking holidays in Scotland or indeed walking holidays anywhere it is always beneficial to have tips from the experts! So, here are my 10 top tips for a walking holiday along the West Highland Way: 1. Pack for inclement weather.  Walking the West Highland Way you will find that you are exposed […]

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Cycling

Best holidays for families with children

29 Jan , 2013  

If you enjoyed walking and cycling holidays BC (Before Children) why give up on them WC (With Children)? So many parents believe they need to hang up their walking shoes and leave their bikes in the garage until their kids have become fully-grown but that’s just not the case. You do need to take the […]

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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 – […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

How to dress for winter walking

24 Dec , 2012  

Winter walking offers a whole new adventure – but it’s even more important that you dress for warmth and safety. There is a fine art to dressing for winter walking so that you remain comfortable – and safe. The first factors to take into account are rain, snow and wind. Making sure that your outer […]

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Cycling

My top 5 pieces of outdoor kit from 2012

13 Dec , 2012  

Oh, but where to begin with choosing my top five outdoor products of 2012? I am fortunate enough to have a job (well, one of my jobs) testing outdoor kit. Some of the products are brand-new to the market. Others I come across and like the look of and ask to test. Others are favourite […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Guide to buying a waterproof jacket

23 Nov , 2012  

Whatever the season, and wherever you’re walking, you’ll need a good quality waterproof jacket. It could be that you’re heading for warmer climes, so a waterproof jacket that is easy to stow away in your backpack will be a good choice, or you might be walking where it’s wet and windy, in which case you’ll […]

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Kit Guide, Walking

Gore-Tex announce launch of new Pro products

15 Nov , 2012  

Love it or not sure about it, Gore-Tex is a big player when it comes to waterproof garments for walkers and cyclists. And over the last year or so there has been quite a bit of excitement from the Gore-Tex camp. Gore-Tex Active jackets were launched late in 2012 – and this week, Gore-Tex has […]

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Macs Adventure

The Best Fleeces of 2011

10 Dec , 2011  

It’s getting cold out there, so stay safe and warm out there this winter with our guide to the best fleeces of 2011. Now that the evenings have drawn in and the temperatures are falling, a good quality micro fleece, midlayer of fleece jacket is a much lighter alternative to a woolly jumper when out […]

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The Best Waterproof Jackets of 2011

29 Nov , 2011  

When it comes to waterproof jackets there are a few of the best that really stand out from the rest for under £100. So here is the Macs Adventure guide to the best waterproof jackets of 2011 for casual walkers. A waterproof jacket is an essential addition to anyone’s rucksack or work bag. Light, packable […]

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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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