Category Archives: Bothy days

#269 – Y Gamallt and the Migneint

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) In my last blog post (see post #268) I made the comment that “You’re never far from a mountain in Wales”.    It also has to be … Continue reading

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#264 – It’s that time of year again!

Sorry to all my readers, but it’s that time of year when I go to work again as part of the safety crew on the Spine Race, so there’s no post this week. Most of you will probably have seen … Continue reading

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#260 – Gleann Dubh Lighe bothy

  (Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I blame Harry Potter!    The plan had been to walk out to Corryhully bothy, known as ‘The Electric Bothy’ due to its being connected to … Continue reading

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#259 – Callater Stables Bothy and the Jock’s Road Tragedy of 1959

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) One fixed point in every day, whether at home or on hols, is a walk for Border Collie ‘Mist’.   That’s every day, rain or shine (but always … Continue reading

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#258 – Bob Scott’s Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019, and Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’ of course) were steadily working through my ‘bothy walks’ wish-list. Shenavall in Wester Ross had been all … Continue reading

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#257 – Shenavall Bothy in Wester Ross

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019, and the Scottish trip was going well.   For the second year running, we had picked some of the many bothies in the Highlands as a … Continue reading

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#256 – Craig Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Our “stravaiging” (see post #255) continued onwards from Glencoe, with a diversion over to Skye and the Cuillins (see post #252) followed by Torridon, but it was … Continue reading

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#255 – Duror Bothy and the sad tale of ‘James of the Glen’

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The Scots have a great word for wandering about –‘Stravaiging’.   The meaning of ‘Stravaig’ is a bit more subtle than just wandering about though, as it implies … Continue reading

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#254 – Glenmore and Ryvoan Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019 – we arrived just after midday at Glenmore near Aviemore, with several options lined up. I had plans on a trip out over the Northern … Continue reading

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#253 – Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, and the Cairngorm Tragedy of 1971

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Most of my Cairngorm visits over the years have been to the ski slopes, though on one occasion I did do a trip away from the ski … Continue reading

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