Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Author Archives: Paul Atkinson

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 11 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


“I’ll be around Ben Avon somewhere” was the parting shot as I left home. The forecast was for two days mixed weather then downhill so with 3 days supplies it was … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · Leave a comment


Driving through Garve with 1cm hail stones battering down turning the road white in a minute & followed a few minutes later by heavy rain flooding the road I wondered … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glen Orrin

The drive up the single track road up Strathconnon is quite a pleasant one but arriving late on Sunday afternoon I had to suffer the multitude of day-trippers on their … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 7 Comments

Glen Tanar: Man eaters?

Plan A failed before it even got off the ground, for lots of reasons, so I decided to just head out to one of my favourite spots for a night in … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment