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Scottish Bothy Bible: The complete guide to Scotland s bothies and how to reach them

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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.

Winner of the Travel Guidebook of the Year 2017, this is a must-have for anyone who loves Scotland’s wild places. 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. Let seasoned outdoor expert Geoff Allan navigate you across burns and bogs, taking you to Viking longhouses, island hideaways and highland homesteads.

Even for the armchair enthusiast, the book is so well organized and presented (with excellent maps and indexes, too) that just by reading it you feel you are learning more about the real Scotland.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. Great little coffee table book, but also if you're a serious hiker this is truly AMAZING because it gives exact descriptions and coordinates of how to reach these neat little houses.

With captivating histories, detailed route descriptions and practical hillcraft knowledge, this is your essential guide to wild adventure living. Including all 81 bothies listed in the Mountain Bothy Association, this glorious guide offers detailed routes by foot, bicycle as well as canoe; reaches the heights of the Munros and vast secluded coastline beaches. As you can tell from the front cover the photography inside is stunning and really captures the places well. an exhaustive guide, containing a wealth of 3rst-hand detail, painstakingly put together and thoughtfully laid out. Trained as a surveyor, he is a professional photographer and joint maintenance office for an MBA bothy on the Isle of Rum .Some don’t like that they are advertised in this way, but for those truly interested and willing to follow the code and treat them with respect, it is an invaluable resource that I would highly recommend. Presenting a complete listing of bothies, including high-traffic spots and hidden gems, Allan takes the reader to Viking longhouses, island hideaways and highland homesteads, recounting captivating histories, imparting useful approach information, and sharing practical hillcraft knowledge along the way. 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.

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