Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

HRP Pocket Guide Nov 19 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. It’s now complete for … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

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