Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

4 Alternative Walks to the West Highland Way

10 Feb , 2011  

For obvious reasons, the West Highland Way is one of, if not the most popular long distance walk in the UK.  The transition from the suburbs of Glasgow out into the increasingly dramatic Highland scenery is something which draws people back to the walk year after year. With the absence of the dreaded midge and […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

What to Pack for the West Highland Way?

13 Jan , 2011  

Sitting in front of your bags thinking what to pack for a trip on the West Highland Way can be a pretty daunting experience.  There are so many ‘what ifs’ that you might end up throwing in everything just to make sure that you are covered in any situation.  However, if you are carrying your […]

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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 Specialists […]

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Macs Adventure, West Highland Way

Skipping a Section on the West Highland Way

13 Jan , 2011  

At 96 Miles, the West Highland Way can be as challenging as you want to make it, however, not all of us are endurance runners that want to do it in one day, or heads down hikers who want to tear through the walk at blistering speed.  There are thousands of people every year who […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking

Macs Adventure Accommodation of the Year 2010

7 Dec , 2010  

Now that our UK walking season has come to an end, we have got a little time to sit back and reflect on the highs and lows of another successful year at Macs Adventure.  Here in the office we all work really hard, trying our best to make sure that everyone’s holiday is as flawless […]

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Cycling, Mountain Biking

Great Glen Cycleway – Day 2

3 Nov , 2010  

Day 2 I awoke to a glorious autumnal morning, dry and very bright, just the ideal conditions for a cycle.  The sign for the official start of the Great Glen Way is located down on the green overlooking Loch Linnhe and though not as auspicious as the West Highland Way signage (The end of which […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

Snowy Start to the West Highland Way Season

7 Apr , 2010  

Well done to the hardy walkers who persevered on the West Highland Way last week, and bad luck to those whose plans were thwarted by snow and blizzards. The unbelievable Scottish Winter continued last week with several of our clients walking the West Highland Way getting caught out by unseasonable snow falls. With the help […]

Macs Adventure

In 2010 You Will Mainly Be:-

12 Jan , 2010  

Walking the West Highland Way and trekking the Inca Trail. We had over 100 responses to our November survey asking “What will you be doing in 2010?” Thank you to all who responded and well done to Amy Balmain of Hove in Sussex who was the lucky winner of a Mountain Equipment Kit Bag. Amy […]

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Walking, West Highland Way

8 Reasons to Walk North on the West Highland Way

4 Jan , 2010  

The West Highland Way was originally envisaged as a walk from Milngavie to Fort William, going North through the Western Highlands of Scotland. I have walked (and loved) the West Highland Way six times and we specialise in organising walking holidays on the West Highland Way. We often get asked whether it is possible to […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

Top 5 UK Walking Holidays in 2010

17 Nov , 2009  

I think there is no better way to experience the UK’s landscape, history, culture and people than on a walking holiday. But what makes for a truly great walking holiday? What are the magic ingredients that make a trail stand head and shoulders above the rest. I have walked thousand’s of miles on the UK’s […]

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