The Scottish Bothy Bible is the first ever complete guide book to Scotland’s bothies and how to reach them.
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.
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.
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.
Included in this ultimate guide to Scottish bothies:
Detailed descriptions of all current Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) bothies and many other lesser-known gems.
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.
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.
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