Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Kovea Spider Maintenance #2

Back in 2014 I posted a piece on how to undertake simple maintenance on my favourite winter stove, HERE, which seems to have been fairly popular over the years. On … Continue reading

September 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

High Ground

A reasonable forecast, though very low winds forecast even at altitude, seemed to appear from nowhere. The ‘good’ weather window was only supposed to last for a couple of days … Continue reading

August 18, 2021 · 1 Comment

New Duomid

Earlier in the year I’d come into possession of a ‘new’ MLD DCF Duomid having found that I couldn’t live without one! Unfortunately I was in hospital for my heart … Continue reading

August 17, 2021 · 1 Comment

Around Mullardoch

James & I had planned this little outing for over a year but little things like a pandemic & my heart Op had somewhat delayed it. I’ve completed the round … Continue reading

July 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Blazing ‘Gorms

The recuperation saga continues, with good weather projected for the week ahead I was back to the Linn of Dee…yet again! I didn’t think the old body was up to … Continue reading

July 5, 2021 · 3 Comments

Feshie Forest & Back

A couple of days rest after my abortive trip down to Blair Atholl I felt fine again & couldn’t wait to get back to the hills. With 3 nights of … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Atholl Forest

Time for a bit of a change, a drive down to Blair Atholl was in order with a rough plan of an overnighter around Beinn a’Ghlo then, after refreshing supplies, … Continue reading

June 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

3 days ‘ticking’

A friend, James, coming up from the deep south with a bit of a tick list of Munroes provoked a return to familiar ‘gorms hills. The first mini trip was … Continue reading

June 21, 2021 · Leave a comment


As part of my cunning plan to regain some hill fitness & get acquainted with life ‘post Op’, I thought I’d have a low stress wander up to Macdui with … Continue reading

June 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Favourite Mountain

The massif of Ben Avon/ Beinn a’Bhuird has long been a favourite haunt & the high-level traverse from the Lairig an Laoigh to the Linn of Avon is probably one … Continue reading

May 18, 2021 · 1 Comment


I’ve been a pretty quiet on the blogging front over the last few months, despite the good winter conditions in the ‘gorms all my winter plans came to nought, I … Continue reading

April 24, 2021 · 7 Comments

Gearing up for winter

During a recent foray into the ‘Gorms I got another indication of the forthcoming winter, I was pitched up on a bealach just east of Beinn Bhotain’s summit firmly ensconced … Continue reading

December 6, 2020 · 7 Comments

HRP Pocket Guide Nov 2020 Update

Well once again thanks to all who have expended the time & effort to put forward suggestions for the latest revision to the HRP Pocket Guide. Thanks to feedback two … Continue reading

October 31, 2020 · 18 Comments


I guess the current pandemic has impacted all of us in one way or another; life on the farm definitely didn’t change much, the grass still grew, fencing still needed … Continue reading

August 22, 2020 · 3 Comments