Scottish Bothy Bible, The
This first ever complete guide to Scottish bothies reveals the country's unique and often hidden network of bothy cabins and mountain huts. Scattered across Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a chance to experience the ultimate in wild adventure living.
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|Date Published||1st February 2017|
|Publisher||Wild Things Publishing Ltd|
The Scottish bothy bible is the first ever complete guide book to Scotland’s bothies. Geoff Allan navigates you across burns and bogs, taking you to Viking longhouses, island hideaways and highland homesteads. With captivating histories, detailed route descriptions and practical hillcraft knowledge, this is your essential guide to wild adventure living.
GEOFF ALLAN has hiked and biked to every well-known Scottish bothy. An artist, photographer and surveyor, he is also a maintenance officer for Dibidil – a Mountain Bothy Association’s bothy on the Isle of Rùm – and your perfect guide to exploring Scotland’s wild places.
MOUNTAIN BOTHY ASSOCIATION 10% of the proceeds from this book go to the MBA for the upkeep of their bothies. www.mountainbothies.org.uk
Included in this ultimate guide to Scottish bothies:
The first complete guide to Scottish bothies. Including detailed descriptions of all current Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) bothies and many other lesser-known gems.
Capturing the spirit of bothies and bothying culture, and celebrating Scotland’s wildest places.
Engaging travel writing documents the captivating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them.
Detailed information on the locations, approach routes, including alternative routes – on foot, by bike and kayak – with nine supporting maps. As well as public transport and ferry information.
Top Bothies by Category
The best bothies for Munros, beaches, seclusion, families and beginners, wildlife, romantic hideaways, wild and remote and stunning scenery.
Suggestions for walks, cycle rides and places of interest en route. Go wild swimming under a hidden waterfall or discover an ancient shell midden.
Hillcraft & staying safe
Know what to take, where to get water and fuel, how to cross a river when in spate and what to do in an emergency.
List of main bothies included
Lochstrathy, Croft House
North West Highlands
Ben Dronaig Lodge
Ben Alder Cottage
Gelder Shiel Stables
House Of Charr
Hutchinson Memorial Hut
Shielin Of Mark
Fords of Avon
South West Highlands
Backhill of Bush
Taigh Thormoid Dhuibh