Whiteburn's Wanderings

One man's wanderings backpacking around Scotland plus the odd digression

Sunny Days

Another midday start from the Linn of Dee, for once in glorious weather, zero wind & blue skies as I headed up Glen Lui. No messing about, up over the … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Soggy days

11am saw me on autopilot heading up Glen Derry, the forecast was pretty mixed for the next few days (sunshine & gentle breeze for today, possible rain tomorrow then showers) … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 4 Comments

Around Loch Eanaich

The 8am BBC TV weather forecast looked reasonable for the next few days so by 9:30 I had bag packed with 3 nights food & was on the road. It … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · 4 Comments

May Sunshine

The sunshine & light winds forecast for Scotland in May needs to be grabbed, chores complete, last minute stop off at the supermarket & over to the Linn of Dee … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · 2 Comments

HRP Pocket Guide East to West

After being asked a few times if I’d done an East to West pocket guide, well I’ve finally succumbed………I thought it would be easy…….switch the text, turn the headings 180 … Continue reading

May 10, 2019 · 4 Comments

A bit of the NW

A week’s worth of food, lack exercise & old legs made the pack feel heavy as I ambled along the A87 into Shiel Bridge after nearly 7hrs on public transport … Continue reading

May 7, 2019 · 4 Comments

Weird Winter…so far

I haven’t been publishing much as late, I put it down to the particular variable winter weather we have been having in Scotland this year. I’ve been getting out in … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

HRP Pocket Guide Rev 1

Well it’s taken me a time to finally get around to it but the first revision of the original HRP Pocket Guide is now complete. Nothing significant has changed but … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · 10 Comments

A Quick Wander

After seeing the forecast for the end of the week (heavy rain & thunderstorms) I quickly decided on a short trip to the Cairngorms (again), I soon packed a couple … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

A dry 7 days

It’d been a while since I’d gone out for a decent wander having been spent most of my free time up at the Garbh Choire Refuge over the last couple … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · 4 Comments

The HRP – a Pocket Guide

Why produce a guide to the Haute Route Pyrenees (HRP)? Well, I had various reasons: • The Cicerone Joosten guide is heavy, not waterproof, has a significant extraneous information, a … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · 26 Comments

Bothie Shuffle

A 3pm start from Braemar for the less than 10km trek up to Glen Callater; the old military road up Glen Clunie had a least been cleared of snow making … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Winter Gas

My favourite stove for the winter months in Scotland where overnight temperatures may typically be down to -5C, or more infrequently below -10C, is the Kovea Spider. Having used this … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Bothy Hopping

The recent thaw in the mountains had given way to hard frosts which according to the SAIS blogs had refrozen the snow pack, time for another outing without the thought … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 6 Comments