Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Category Archives: Trip Reports

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

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

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

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

Avon

“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

Coulags

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

3 Bothies

Time for a little trip to recharge the soul, I’d missed out on the prior week’s good weather & the forecast was a little mixed (typical Scottish spring forecast…….sunshine & … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Lairig Ghru

3pm & after 6hrs travelling (bus, train, pub lunch then bus) it felt good to hit the ‘Old Logging Trail’ out of Aviemore. I did think of heading into the … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bothy nights

I had just to get out of the house! Lots of fresh snow in the hills, flooding still seemed to be impacting any significant stream crossings, the road to Braemar … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment