Bothy Suppers

Staring at the flames

17 messages
11/12/2008 at 19:38

 From tent to bothy,from breakfast to supper,life at its best.Any pics out there.
11/12/2008 at 19:41
That looks like a well appointed bothy Waldo?
11/12/2008 at 19:59
For the first time in years I can't afford to go off to Mull and sit in a self catering old croft for a week in front of a log fire, this picture just reminds of those silent nights sat in by the fire reading. Lovely!  
11/12/2008 at 20:52

 Hi Cammy and Jamie, thanks for the posts ,not Mull but ,,logs,quiet nights and plenty of reading,logs to burn, kettle on the fire,cast iron not for the rucsac.
11/12/2008 at 21:12
And a good dram to make it really cosy.
12/12/2008 at 07:27
Fantastic places!
12/12/2008 at 09:19

Melgarve bothy

Suileag bothy

Dulyn bothy

Arenig fawr bothy
12/12/2008 at 09:59

Watch out ! The bothy thief is on the go again.

12/12/2008 at 14:07
Sounds ta mae as thou - they've got me at murdering the English language now, reading their drivel - thae mae be theekin' oo kicking a wee seven belles outa heem t'ar nixt teem they be a seein' him in a bothy near them!
Edited: 12/12/2008 at 14:08
12/12/2008 at 20:06

those bothies sound like dangerous places  guess they would be ideal places for outlaws to hang out in...

imagine you're having a lovely holiday and you get your throat cut or something ?

12/12/2008 at 20:14
Can anyone tell me what bothies are like in winter?  I was thinking about using Bob Scotts as a base for some winter hills in the Cairngorm.  Is wood available in the winter or is it all soggy with the weather and/or covered with snow?  Also can anyone tell me if Bob Scotts is ok or is it a drinking den for neds?  I've been inside but only in daylight when its been empty.
12/12/2008 at 20:48
 Arenig Fawr bothy - didn't know there was one up that way, hmmm best go find it in the spring, as may be usefull on my wanders. Or will swap GR's for a couple in the forests of mid Wales .
12/12/2008 at 21:15
 Cammy, Look for the most remote areas,ones with no bike access prefarably, you should have a real quiet time. The other important thing is , when you do, keep the location to yourself. Not always kindling provided but usually its nearby, after all the origonal occupants needed fire, same as water is always nearby..
12/12/2008 at 23:22
I am in possesion of a comprehensive list of all bothies in Scotland, England and Wales.  Not just MBA bothies but even obscure non-MBA bothies too.  It contains GR's and everything.  It was given to me by a friend.  Unfortunately it doesnt list wee dry stane howffs.  If anyone wants any info on it then I can supply it. 
12/12/2008 at 23:24
By the way - does anyone know what the Hutchison memorial hut is like?
13/12/2008 at 14:07
Hutchison memorial hut :- smallish, basic, has a table and benches, no fireplace, not one for a cold night really, but in a good high mountain area.
13/12/2008 at 14:13
Bob Scotts:- Very warm bothy, has a good stove, and walls are well insulated, lots of fallen wood nearby in a wood, can be busy at weekends, so you take your chance on who is there, endless possible camping spots in that area.
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