This first ever 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. The first ever complete guidebook to Scottish bothies. Including all the Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) 81 bothies and many others lesser-known gems Stunning photography which captures the spirit of bothying culture and Scotland's wildest places Engaging travel writing which document the fascinating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them Detailed information on the locations and approach routes - by canoe, foot and bicycle - with nine supporting maps Highlights the best bothies for Munros, beach, seclusion and families With a forward by mountaineer Jamie Andrews
Geoff Allan is Scotland's premier bothy expert: founder of the 'Bothies on a Bike' blog he has hiked, biked and slept the night in each and every Scottish bothy. Trained as a surveyor, he is a professional photographer and joint maintenance office for an MBA bothy on the Isle of Rum. He is Scottish and lives in Edinburgh.