Adventure of the Week, Culture & History, Macs Adventure, Walk of the Week, Walking

Adventure of the Week – Speyside Whisky Trail

16 May , 2018  

May is a big month for lovers of a single malt,  May 19th is World Whisky Day. It may come as no surprise then that May is our busiest month for that fine combination of passions – walking, whisky, and the Scottish Highlands. That’s why this week, we’re looking towards the Speyside Whisky Trail for […]

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Adventure of the Week: The Speyside Way

8 Nov , 2017  

A less frequented Scottish way, the Speyside Way follows the River Spey from the Moray coast to the magnificent Cairngorms National Park. Oh, and as this is the most concentrated region of Whisky production in Scotland, it would be rude not to savour the odd dram! In a nutshell An easy going trail with the […]

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Scotland or Wales?

24 Feb , 2017  

The River Wye.

Over the course of the 6 Nations, considered by many to be rugby’s greatest championship, we will be comparing some of our favourite walking and cycling tours located in the competing nations: Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, France & Italy. Scotland v Wales   Scotland: Speyside Whisky Trail The regions of Speyside and Strathspey are home to […]

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Cycling, Discovery, Macs Adventure, Walking

5 of the Best Walking & Cycling Tours in Scotland

27 Jan , 2017  

The geologist and writer Archibald Geikie once noted; “nowhere in Europe does colour come more notably forward in landscape than in Scotland.” From the Scottish Borders through the highlands and islands a walking or cycling tour in Scotland is a truly unforgettable experience. We pick our top 5 Scottish walking and cycling tours.  1. The West Highland […]

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Feedback Favourites: Best of Braveheart & an artist in the making

29 May , 2013  

Weekly Feedback Favourites We publish over 1300 reviews on our website to help you make an informed choice based on the words and photographs of previous adventurers. From the Best of Braveheart to an artist in the making, here are some extracts from our favourite Macs Adventure reviews and customer photos of the last seven […]

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Whisky and Walking Day Six: The Final Dram | Craigellachie – Dufftown Loop

2 May , 2013  

After the best breakfast ever of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, I set off back to Aberlour then up quiet farm roads and into the snow of Conval woods. The forest was soft and muffled and this was splendid walking: crunch crunch creak creak, just me there making fresh prints, then down across the moor to […]

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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 Four:The First Dram | Ballindaloch to Glenlivet

30 Apr , 2013  

Over the hills to Glenlivet: a narrow track up and up, through the heather. The snow had drifted deep into the track, a thin crust of it that held then broke, sinking me to the calves.   Plates of ice covered the boggy hollows. I smashed them with my boot: “Spring is here, haven’t you […]

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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 Three: The Big Squeeze

26 Apr , 2013  

This was just a teeny bit of a navigational challenge, or at least an observational one: a twisting turning rocky boggy humpy bumpy route with a lot of short steep ascents thrown in. One more, in fact, than was necessary : in Garvault Woods I puffed up an extremely steep track, scooping handfuls of snow […]

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