The Scottish bothy bible is the first ever complete guide book to Scotland’s bothies, featuring full details on over 100 MBA bothies and more. 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.
Winner of the Travel Guidebook of the Year 2017, this is a must-have for anyone who loves Scotland’s wild places. This first ever guide to 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’s stunning photography captures the spirit of bothying culture and Scotland’s wildest places. His engaging travel writing documents the fascinating history of each bothy and the adventurers who use them.
With full maps and detailed information on the locations and approach routes – by canoe, foot and bicycle – plus a forward by legendary quadruple amputee mountaineer Jamie Andrew.
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 maintenance officer for an MBA bothy on the Isle of Rum. He is Scottish and lives in Edinburgh.
This wonderful book is an ideal fireside companion to inspire and inform your future trips to Scotland’s beautiful remote areas.
The author donates 10% of the profits from the book to the MBA.
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