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The Book of the Bothy

Walking / Outdoor Guide

By: Phoebe Smith (Author)

256 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Aug 2015 | #222624 | ISBN-13: 9781852847562
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NHBS Price: £12.95 $16/€15 approx

About this book

A celebration of the very best bothies in the UK as the author shares her memories of 'stone tents' all over the country 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 in.


Contents

Map key
Overview map
Introduction

Welcome to the wonderful world of bothying
What are bothies?
History of bothies
Facilities to expect
Why bothy?
Finding a bothy
MBA or not?
The bothy book
Safety issues
Etiquette
Traditions
How you can help
What to take when bothying
A note on fuel
The best bothies – or why these 26?
Scotland
Dumfries and Galloway

Tunskeen
Lowther Hills

Kettleton Byre
Glen Coe

Taigh Seumas a’ Ghlinne
Scottish Highlands

Lairig Leacach
Dalwhinnie

Ben Alder Cottage
Great Glen

Blackburn of Corrieyairack
East Highlands

Ruigh Aiteachain
Balmoral

Glendar Shiel Stable
Cairngorms

Bob Scott’s
Hutchinson Memorial Hut
Ryvoan
Wester Ross

Easan Dorcha (The Teahouse)
Shenavall
Isle of Skye

The Lookout
Torridon

Craig
Sutherland

The Schoolhouse
Glencoul
Sandwood Estate

StrathChailleach
Wales
Brecon Beacons

Grwyne Fawr
Mid-Wales

Nant Syddian
Snowdonia

Arenig Fawr
Carneddau

Dulyn
England
Lake District

Warnscale Head
Mosedale Cottage
Pennines

Cross Fell
Northumberland

Kershopehead


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Biography

Growing up on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales, Phoebe Smith was bitten by the outdoor bug early. Her love of dramatic landscapes has since led to walking and backpacking adventures all over the world. Of all the places she has been, however, it is the UK (in particular the coastal areas) that holds a special place in her heart. Phoebe is currently editor of Wanderlust magazine. She has also written for many other outdoor magazines including Trail and Country Walking. When not planning her next escapade she is most likely to be found in the mountains, powered by nothing more than her own feet.

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