Whiteburn's Wanderings

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

Tag Archives: Cairngorms

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

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

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

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

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

MacDui

Wandering up Glen Lui just before lunchtime musing of where to head; no wind, -3C, it felt good to be out in the mountains again. I’d nearly missed the opportunity … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

A stroll

I’d given the knee a couple of weeks rest & while still awaiting an appointment with the Physio I was getting bored & impatient watching the good weather float past.  … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 4 Comments
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