Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Tag Archives: backpacking

HRP Pocket Guide Nov 2019 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 · 3 Comments

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

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

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

Bothy Hopping

The recent thaw in the mountains had given way to hard frosts which according to the SAIS blogs had refrozen the snow pack, time for another outing without the thought … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 6 Comments

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 · 6 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