Monthly Archives: October 2013

On the hopelessness of trying not to climb a hill

Apologies to regular inhabitants of the ukbothies forum, but I just came across this wee story I posted on there two or three years back and, in my own modest way, rather liked it. So here it is, for your … Continue reading

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Balaneasie – the bothy that never was

Ever stayed in Balaneasie Bothy? Thought not. Balaneasie is the bothy that never was. It’s a small ruined cottage in Glen Tilt, at NN 910719, a kilometre east of Marble Lodge and on the ‘wrong’ side of the river. But … Continue reading

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The mystery of the bath

There are many legends of bothy lore, but who could have guessed an old zinc bath could be one of them? When I started writing about the Tarf Hotel so many people recalled that, in its wilderness years before the … Continue reading

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