Category Archives: Bothies

From failure to magic in the Cairngorms

In the Cairngorms even the failed weekends can turn out to be memorable – and for all the right reasons too. I’d set out from work on Friday, heading up to Bob Scott’s Bothy with the intention of going out to … Continue reading

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Cairngorm National Park recognition for bothies

The skill, hard work and dedication of many Cairngorm bothy volunteers was recognised at the Cairngorms National Park Design Awards this week. Three of the area’s bothies, all renovated since the last design awards in the Park, were nominated. Although … Continue reading

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Faindouran Bothy back in business, complete with stove

After writing about a lost bothy in the last post, it’s good to be able to write of a bothy regained. To be exact, Faindouran was never exactly ‘lost’, but it was a close run  thing at the start of … Continue reading

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Jean’s Hut – a lost Cairngorm bothy

Of all the ‘lost’ bothies of the Cairngorms,  Jean’s Hut seems one of  the one most brought up in folk’s recollections. Not one I was ever at myself, although it didn’t finally disappear until the ’80s, but there are some … Continue reading

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Lochnagar… almost

The great thing about heading for the hills is that even your failures can turn in great days. Last weekend I was bound for Lochnagar, to the Gelder Shiel for the area meeting of the MBA. You’ll all be absolutely … Continue reading

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A good clean-out. Corrour Bothy toilet

I want one of these! It really is a delight getting out to Corrour Bothy – most of the time – but one of these would be just so much fun. It was past time for the annual clear-out at … Continue reading

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Cairngorms flood report

2015 ended badly in Deeside, with major flooding affecting Braemar and Ballater and causing damage to roads and bridges. However the mountain areas appear to have escaped relatively lightly. An outline update of Storm Frank flood damage from Cairngorms.co.uk, updated … Continue reading

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