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Snowy Scottish Holiday - a digest

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1. The view from near the bothy.
2. Forth Rail Bridge.
3. Feet and Snow.
4. Punk Snowman
5. The fire in the bothy.
9th Mar 2006, 20:40   | tags:,,,

Viv says:

Always liked the word bothy - my uncle had an abandoned one up one down amongst his farm buildings that was referred to as the bothy - I always thought it was where they put casul labour - like this bit from wikipedia
- Most bothies have a fireplace, and are near a natural source of water. A spade is provided to bury excrement.

also -

The location of bothies is not publicised widely, and the MBA does not maintain a list – prior knowledge and word of mouth are often the only way of finding a bothy.

10th Mar 2006, 00:34

chris says:

Yeah, we were pretty lucky with 'Bob Scott's Bothy' where we stayed - newly rebuilt after a fire last year, so very warm, with a lovely stove and seperate toilet.

We didn't come across any other walkers (it's about 4 miles from the nearest road) staying there, but the guest book showed there had been quite a lot of people staying in it over the last few weeks.

There's a pretty good network of them up in Scotland. Unfortunately like lots of things they do tend to get abused somewhat.

10th Mar 2006, 11:11

Shoes says:

Love the punk snowman, such an expressive face...he looks naughty.

16th Mar 2006, 23:07

bothymongerer says:

i hope u took all yer rubbish home wuth you or burnt it!
look fwd to seeing pic of snowman infront of bothy!
the feshie door saga.

26th Mar 2006, 20:19

chris says:

definitely took rubbish home - in fact, we had to clean up from the people who had been there before, but we left it spik and span...

26th Mar 2006, 20:51

dav says:

the pinkneys bothy on the lyke wake walk,rough idea of location anyone?

7th Apr 2006, 23:08

mike wilson(wilsonmb16-at-aol-dot-com) says:

did you find out where pinkneys bothy is.

17th Apr 2006, 10:29

Spen(spendidit-at-fsmail-dot-net) says:

Location Wheeldale Moore
OSEM OL27 97-77

8th Mar 2007, 07:20