Allt Scheicheachan (pron. Alt shee-cha-chan, with the ‘ch’ as in loch both times) is a small bothy south of Beinn Dearg in the Atholl Cairngorms. It’s located in a small fold in the hills at NN 835 738.
There’s a car park at Old Bridge of Tilt, a kilometre north of Blair Atholl. From there there’s a walk in of about 10km on good landrover track. This rises steadily to over 500 metres and can be very exposed in bad weather. The final kilometre to the bothy is downhill and the bothy only becomes visible in the last 100 metres or so, when it will be a welcome site.
There’s not a lot to Allt Sheicheachan. Two rooms, each with a separate door to the outside. The room on the left is the habitable one, with some basic furniture and a fireplace, although the floor is stone. At the moment the door is a bit slack and draughty, but there are plans to make improvements soon.
The room on the right is dark and unfurnished, but gives access to attic space above the good room, which can be used for sleeping accommodation in the unlikely event of the bothy being busy.
There is no wood in the area. Carry in some coal or firelogs.
The best source is the main burn beside the bothy.
There is none. Take the bothy spade for a walk, well away from both the bothy and the burn. Go as far as you think is reasonable and then a bit further.