This is an awesome resource if you are planning on exploring Scotland, or need a little inspiration. Bothys are remote mountain huts, generally free to use, and the ideal overnight stopovers when exploring Scotland. Simply opening this 304 page colour book and gazing upon the wonderful wild and free places to put your head down for a night is all it takes for your next adventure to start coming together.
What’s more, the people you may meet in these bothys can be remarkable. Charlie explains “We hiked over a mountain ridge on the Isle of Skye, hoping to get the bothy to ourselves. But as night fell we could see lights tumbling off the ridge, and a bunch of friends in their mid twenties appeared out of the darkness, looking a bit boozy. We had a great evening with our new colourful and very cheerful bothy buddies, ate well, chatted, and emptied a bottle of red or two. In the morning we woke early to find the table covered in several giant elaborate Lego sculptures: part dinosaur, part spaceship, part fire engine… reaching over 1m in height! It was then we realised that we had spent the night with people who not only carried several rucksacks of Lego over a mountain… but also packed a load of LSD. It all made sense now”.
The publisher says… This first ever complete guide to the 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.