Book Of the Bothy


A celebration of 26 of the author’s favourite bothies, as she shares her memories of her favourite ‘stone tents’ all over the UK in remote and wild locations. Packed with expert advice on how to make use of these ‘free, old, empty houses’, from packing lists to bothy etiquette and the best walks into these remote locations.

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A guidebook celebrating the bothies of England, Scotland and Wales: a network of huts, cottages and shelters – often in remote mountainous locations – that are completely free to use. The author presents a selection of 26 of her favourite bothies, with notes on access, water, facilities, history and wildlife-spotting opportunities.

  • Includes advice on how to use bothies and bothy etiquette
  • Routes (with mapping) to all of the 26 bothies featured, plus suggestions for what to do when you get there (including nearby hills you might climb)
  • A history of bothies
  • Personal recollections of visits to the 26 bothies
  • Taigh Seumas a’ Ghlinne (Glen Coe), Ben Alder Cottage, Ruigh Aiteachain, Ryvoan, Shenavall, Warnscale Head, Greg’s Hut and Nant Syddion
  • The majority of bothies are in the Scottish Highlands, but the guide also includes bothies in Dumfries and Galloway, Northumberland, the Pennines, the Lake District, Snowdonia, Mid-Wales and the Brecon Beacons

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Weight 0.262 kg
Dimensions 17.2 × 11.7 × 1.4 cm