Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Author Archives: Paul Atkinson

A Pyrenean Wander – Part 2

In Part 1 I covered my journey west from L’Hospitalet Pres L’Andorre to Luz Saint Sauveur, mainly following the GR10. After 3 weeks on the trail, which seemed to me … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Pyrenean Wander – Part 1

I started out planning a gentle jaunt along the Pyrenees from Candanchu to Puigcerda exploring some of the trails I’d not traversed previously & taking around 4 weeks, the plan … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

A West Coaster

I had a plan, 4 days walking over the hills from Lochawe to Glen Coe, 11 Munroes & a lot of fine ridge walking, with a reasonable forecast what could … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

A Weeks’ Wander

Must admit to being a bit tardy of late in writing up trip reports, half a dozen 2 – 3 night-ers, mostly in the ‘gorms, having passed un-noted. I’m still … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ginger Beef/ Pork Noodles

I’ve been trying for a while to come up with a ‘Chinese’ style recipe for a sauce, suitable for dehydrating, to combine with the good old backpacking favourite Ramen styles … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Early Spring

I must admit to feeling a bit lackadaisical for the past few weeks, probably down to mid-winter blues & the absolutely rubbish weather for backpacking; a good weather forecast finally … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

Short days…long nights

Time for another stroll into the Cairngorms, this time I decided to head off into one of the quieter areas, off to the SW of the park with 4 nights … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

HRP 2016 gear

I thought a short review of the gear used on my recent HRP Revisited trip was worthwhile for those planning a similar trip. On long treks I’m always trying to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Bits & bobs

Bloggers are often guilty focusing on their latest piece of expensive stuff, usually one of the Big 3 (backpack, sleeping bag+pad & shelter) well here’s a selection of some of … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

Winter Ramble

I’ve been a bit remiss recently, being guilty of hopping out for a few bimbles in the Cairngorms without any postings. The latest trip turned out to be the first … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Mounth

I finally managed to break away from the chores by early afternoon & drive the couple of hours over to Braemar quickly dropping the car & hoofing it up past … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trail Shoe Gaiters

Wearing gaiters (or as the wife describes them ‘spats’) with trail shoes is a pretty good way of minimising muck (mud, sand, grit, twigs, etc) from getting inside the shoe … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

HRP Revisited

The plan: 4 weeks in the Pyrenees taking in the bits of the HRP that I’d missed out on my 2014 HRP trip due to the amount of snow in … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 13 Comments

Trailstar Vs Duomid

My much loved MLD Trailstar has now gone to a new owner whom I’m sure will get as much enjoyment out of it as I did.  I hadn’t really thought … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · 2 Comments